I am very interested in trying out JUCE, and am currently a bit of a beginner developer working on opensource software. I was trying to get a community account to check this out as it looks like it may potentially be something I would fall in love with and use alot. I cant seem to figure out how to actually get a validated login, as when I click select on the community option of the get juice page it just takes me to a page saying "Thank you registering. Your free community licence will be activated within the next 24 hours." and this was before I had even made an account for the forum and so I have no idea where it would have been sending me a license. I had also done this a week or more ago and looked through my email to see if there was anything in there I had missed but no luck.
I also run a modular synth company where I design eurorack synthesizer modules (www.macromachines.net) and likely will wind up buying an indy account to design an ios app that communicates with a module somehow if my experiments in the opensource community account give me an impression that it would be a realistic project to begin. For now though I just want to try making something basic in the free account to get a sense of the workflow and if I will be able to make something as a 1 person company :P
for some reason software development in xcode seems 100 times more complecated and dificult then making code for hardware microcontrollers, and I think this is mainly due to the arduino opensource community that I was able to learn and begin making products in a year. I am wondering if JUCE will be a similar helpful entry tool into software. I had tried max/msp gen~ code export to make an au plugin but for some reason their tuturial didn't work out quite right, and I kindof wonder if I can help in finding a workflow between juce and gen~ for people to begin developing plugins and ios apps somewhat more easily and with realtime algorythm testing.