[REBOL] Re: Personal Programming and Rebol Promotion
From: fergus4:bellatlantic at: 17-Dec-2007 12:27
I love your tutorial. As much as I liked rebol before I read it your
tutorial opened my eyes to possibilities I did not know were possible with
It's also the perfect evangelist tool because it lays out very clearly what
someone can do and how easy it is. I gave a copy to a co-worker at the
firehouse that was a few years into a programming degree before he became a
fireman. He wants to get back into it but I think learning "C" or c+ was a
bit boring to him. He wanted to work with GUI's but none of the study
approached this topic. He, like me, likes the idea of building gui rich,
useful tools without all the complication attached to them generally.
I'm no programmer either but I have built small apps with rebol that are
very useful and more importantly small, simple and concise; meaning, they
are not these bloated do everything tools.
In fact, creating useful apps is so easy and quick with rebol I thought that
a company building custom applications for small businesses could be
profitable. To be able to create an application that exactly matches what
the client wants would not be possible to do with traditional languages
without it being prohibitively expensive and out of the price range of a
small business that I think can be targeted with rebol.
Nick, when you mentioned: "I even use it to manage data on my new Pocket PC
(Windows Mobile) phone." Did you mean running Core on the phone itself or
manipulating data on the PC to late be synced with ActiveSync?