Python scripts are here, and they are really, really cool.
If you have not noticed yet, our PC Collect module continues to replace (and improve on) our "oldie, but goodie" Data Entry Module. One reason PC Collect is replacing Date Entry: you can do so much more "out-of-the-box" using the drag and drop Inspection Editor. The Inspection Editor makes setting up data entry much easier because you don't need to know template commands. And for those Template gurus who create innovative and complex data collection processes, no need to worry. We made it easy to customize Inspections using Python scripts. Before we added Python scripts to Inspections, the only Python I knew was the snake. With just a little experience, I've found Python scripts easy to learn, and they seem more logical than template coding.
So this month I decided to write about Python scripts because the more you know, the friendlier it becomes to you. Thus, my title: Three degrees of Python scripts. I thought it might be helpful to think about three degrees or levels of Python scripting skills.