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Ok, got your attention. Back from being asleep since Christmas and thought I’d give you an update. I’m just about ready to release 0.5 soon. I simply have a couple final touches I need to make and I’ll release it. I’ve touched just about every screen. Need to do some final work on the transactions form and that’ll be it. Looking forward to finally putting something out there for the masses.
Thanks for being patient.
Where did the name come from? MoneyBaron started off as Money Manager, but since that already existed, I had to find a suitable replacement. I felt the word “money” needed to be in the name, and I needed something that was like “manager”, but slightly different. I looked through the thesaurus and for “manager” the word “baron” stood out. I remember the old “oil barons” and thought that might be something I can use. The dictionary states “an important financier or industrialist, esp. one with great power in a particular area: an oil baron.” Just as I was thinking. It had a good ring, was easy to remember, so that’s where MoneyBaron came from.
Just getting started, but wanted to give you the scoop on what’s going on. I decided to write a simple personal money manager because I couldn’t find a free application that met all my needs. I’m writing it in VB.NET with a SQL based database (starting off with MySQL, but will eventually have a SQLite option for those who don’t want/have a personal DB running). I considered writing a web-based app, but I don’t think that would appeal to many people. My intention is to have MoneyBaron focused around budgeting, but will have as many bells and whistles of your average personal money manager application. Keeping it simple is key, but with enough functionality that it is worthy of using.
Hoping that I reach a small number of people who like the product, I also hope to reach some developers who can learn from some of my VB.NET coding. There are things that I’ll be learning about through the process and hope to document those learning curves, but will depend on the availability of time.
Looking forward to what’s ahead….