G'Day Fellow ToolBookers :-)
Welcome to my site designed specifically for ToolBook
developers. I have been working with ToolBook for over six years since ToolBook version 1.5. I very much enjoy sharing what I have learned
with fellow ToolBookers.
I am a big fan of ToolBook because I have been able to do some amazing things
with it. Over the years I have learned and developed techniques that help
me in both the development and deployment of ToolBook applications. I have
had to learn how to efficiently and effectively use ToolBook because typically I work alone bearing total responsibility for a project
from beginning to end. The techniques I have developed enable me to
quickly and relatively painlessly develop applications with significantly
reduced opportunities for bugs.
My goal with this site is to make it a trusted and well-used resource for ToolBook developers - both newcomers and those of us who
have been using ToolBook for several years.
Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are welcome. Either
quick note or complete the site
feedback form. I look forward to
hearing from you.
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
About Peter Jackson and Nirvana Bound Pty Ltd
I haven't always been in programming and development, but fortunately my
career path has led me to something that I truly love doing. My experience
early on in manufacturing as a Production Engineer, Materials
Controller, Purchasing Manager, and Factory Manager gave me an appreciation
for the practical side of software development. By that I mean
that the program is the means and not the end. While there are all
kinds of fun and exciting things that can be done with programming, I focus
on practical features and functionality that enhance and compliment the
primary purpose of
For several years I
worked exclusively with the Australian Army developing CBT for them using
ToolBook. Developing this training was an exciting challenge for me.
Not only did I have to develop training that would keep 18 to 20 year olds
interested and engaged, but they were learning skills that could mean the
difference between life and death. I used a lot of 3D animations and
virtual reality to achieve the training objectives. The most important
aspect of the work I did with the Australian Army, however, is that it was
designed so that I could easily and quickly develop new courses following
the same format. That required a well thought-out naming scheme and an
interface that was easy to change, but that gave a completely different look
to the program. This aspect of program development is overlooked
sometimes, but it is essential to reducing errors and being
able to rapidly deploy new applications.
I now work with ToolBook developers around the world on specific, focused
projects as well as on longer term consulting assignments for both native
and web-deployed projects. I also provide ToolBook training for
Click2Learn Australia. Between projects I develop tools for fellow
Address: 7 Mill Hill, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia
Phone: 612 6581-4512
Fax: 612 6581-4511