Revolution has made it relatively straightforward to work with the included externals like revDB, revXML and revZIP. The externals are automatically available to your scripts when you launch the IDE and the standalone builder allows you to include them when building a standalone.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your custom external behaved just like a Revolution external in the IDE? Well it can. I’ve put together a lesson showing how to properly install an external so that it loads in the IDE and is available in the standalone builder.