[REBOL] Re: How-To promote REBOL?
From: voltarol94065:y:ahoo at: 26-Dec-2001 20:56
--- Lok Yek Soon <[slok00--yahoo--com]> wrote:
> As a follow, I am thinking of adding the TOP 10 reasons why people
> REBOL over other
> languages (be it scripting or system languages).
Problem with this approach is that you are defining YACT (Yet Another
Cool Technology) - and if you are dealing with corporate buyers you are
highly likely to get a big cynical yawn. I would suggest you need to
define your need / requirements, match Rebol's requirememnts to it and
then note how much better overall it is than completing tools - ie,
what is Rebols fitness for purpose relative to other technologies. If
in a corporate environment, you will need to take in to account the
company's financial health, product mnaturity and stability, critical
mass of supporting technologies, availability of trained staff and what
impact on the IT shop it will have by adding yet another technology to
their inventory of technologies.
Looking at your list below, firstly how important are they? (I would
say to a large corporate supporitng mulitple hardware / OS platforms is
limited use as most want to simplify and standrdize their platforms.
Also, strengths such as GUI, RAD etc - is Rebol really better than
competing existing technologies such as VB, Clarion, Java (JBuilder,
webGain etc)? Can you prove it?
Depending on your apps, Rebol may not even be suitable for what you are
doing, so you will need to make that case (which brings us back to
defining the requirements first).