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[REBOL] Follow Up: What's Up Rebol?

From: jrichards::starband::net at: 7-Mar-2002 5:44

Thank You All, I, as most of you, recognized early on that Rebol has the potential to be a real champion. At times however, you just get discouraged at the lack of. In order to achieve real success Rebol/Command and Rebol/View/Pro needs to be put into the hands of developers. It is these developers, who learn the real power of the language, that will sell the solution to their employer or go on to develop applcations which they can sell. Over the past four years I have worked at two software development companies whose products were HTMLified. By HTMLified I mean that the presentation layer is browser based and under the hood is a mix of tools, python, ruby, perl, java, javascript and the list goes on. HTMLification is doomed for failure because it is a bandaid approach which lacks the cohesive qualities of Rebol. As a Unix Systems Admin I cringe when I am asked to install one of these applications because of the security implications that surround them. This is where Rebol shines. It has all of the above presentation, security and data manipulation. So what's the reason for all this babble. Most programmers or institutions are not going to spend $350. to test drive something. They would rather spend $1,000. on Visual Basic because it has a name and it has been tested. OK, I've said my piece. I am going back to learning and coding. I just get frustrated because I see a great market and need for a product like Rebol. Rebol, is the replacement for HTMLification. Later, Jim Richards