Talk:Case Studies

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Too many references?

Nice article (and great example of use of Laz/FPC), but it seems the references belong more to an academic article than a marketing case study unless they clearly indicated how spinathyr/simthyr are used. Even then, perhaps a selection of a couple of them might be better?

Otherwise this may look too much like a boring article and scare away would be users...

Thanks, --BigChimp 06:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Why not merge with marketing case studies

Also, I don't really see the relevance of dividing case studies into commercial and non-commercial. Both serve the purpose of providing examples where Laz/FPC use was an improvement.

Thanks, --BigChimp 06:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

References

JW's response

Exactly the references are the reason why this page is not merged with marketing case studies. Those are related to commercial projects, while this page is devoted to free and scientific software. --Jwdietrich 13:13, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

BigChimp's response to the response

Well okay, but that does not address my concerns about why those reference are there in the first place... (Sorry for the headings; there is a way to indent your paragraphs but forgot how to do that... --BigChimp 14:22, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

What is boring seems to be more an issue of personal perceptions. For me, the marketing aspects of case studies are boring. How about making a more sophisticated structure, i.e. a short overview page for case studies that has links to two additional articles, marketing case studies and scientific case studies? Then every user has the possibility to fade out the aspects that he or she finds boring.--Jwdietrich 14:33, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
I'd think that marketing is what case studies are for!!? Promoting ("marketing") Laz/FPC is IMO best done by to the point articles with pretty pictures without unnecessary paraphernalia (e.g. the references). Having layers to wade through wouldn't be my preference.
Of course "boringness" is an issue of personal perception. A lot of persons may agree with my perception here, though...
BTW, thanks for letting me know how to indent ;) --BigChimp 17:14, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
I think that science is what case studies are for. But I learned now in the course of our discussion that some people are wired differently from me.
In my opinion we could have three basic kinds of case studies with obviously a different style of reporting: Marketing, science and games. How would you integrate them? Throw them together in a single page regardless of the necessarily different style or make different pages that are tailored to the readers' preferences? I would still prefer the second option.--Jwdietrich 18:08, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Then we disagree. Having a case study on a Lazarus site that aims to be scientific is indeed totally unexpected for me: this is not a scientific (or a business or a gaming...) site, it's a site about how to best use a programming tool.
As I said, there is no different style needed, regardless of the subject of the thing Laz/FPC is used for, because the aim of Laz/FPC case studies should be to promote/market/increase knowledge about FPC/Laz (however you want to precisely describe it).
So yes, I would put all studies on one page. There's nothing wrong with a specific style per article, after all it's written from the writer's perspective.
If the page gets to big, yes, a summary + a link to the actual study could be used, but I still don't see the need to split it in categories as you propose. --BigChimp 18:46, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
OK, I will try to make a single page with case studies. However, I do hope that the quality will be improved, especially regarding the marketing case studies.--Jwdietrich 19:07, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Page unified with marketing case studies

As discussed I have now unified this article with that about marketing case studies. Additionally, I have removed the section with references and replaced it by a link to an external website with references.--Jwdietrich 09:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, that looks very nice!--BigChimp 10:59, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Had another look and think it makes sense to change Marketing to Business: after all, those case studies cover business processes, not marketing. Hope you agree, if not, feel free to edit of course.
Thanks --BigChimp 15:11, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

OpenLab

The link to Case Study: Using Lazarus to demystify Linux seems to be dead. Can anybody provide an updated version of this link (or at least an archived version, e.g. on archive.org)? --Jwdietrich (talk) 21:35, 15 May 2016 (CEST) I've updated this to a live link --HowardPC