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[REBOL] Re: How-To promote REBOL?

From: voltarol94065:ya:hoo 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 > choose > 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).