[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,
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
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.