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[REBOL] Re: Personal Programming and Rebol Promotion

From: brian:wisti:g:mail at: 17-Dec-2007 13:29

On Dec 16, 2007 1:21 PM, Nick Antonaccio <nick1-musiclessonz.com> wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
[ snip ] I think you made some excellent points. I agree that REBOL has a huge potential niche in the world of average computer programmers. Okay, maybe not quite average, since the pastor at my church probably isn't interested in any form of programming code. However, a lot of ordinary people can get a lot of great usefulness out of REBOL with only a little knowledge. I've helped people make task managers, calendars, ledgers, and other useful everyday apps with REBOL and they can't believe how easy it is. Of course, once they dig in a little it turns into serious voodoo, but for those simple little jobs it's great. Oh, and I've turned dozens of people on to the usefulness of the console as a multi-purpose calculator! I agree that we should embrace the utility of REBOL for the proletariat, since most of the Java, Ruby, and Perl developers of the world are already quite comfortable with their current view of programming. It would be fantastic if REBOL replaced VB as the tool of choice for the only slightly geeky folks out there. You've still got the best tutorials out there. I think you're a being overly modest about your contributions. I'll have to check out the videos sometime, too! Kind Regards, Brian Wisti