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[REBOL] Re: Medium+ Scale Developments

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Jan-2002 12:45

Hi Brett, << Some time ago I was working on a Lan dependent Multiuser client server system. I and a colleague were asked to look into how it could be re-developed to work on the Web/Net...My question is have any of you have thoughts about this type of scenario and how/if Rebol would be relevent to it - especially considering a financial system context? What are the architectural possibilities? >> Lots of architectural possibilities. I designed, and built a large portion of, a mortgage origination system which was used in LAN (teleservice) environments, but also had about 2,000 laptop users across the nation that could hook up to the system. It was a very "heavy" system and while they had talked periodically about webifying it, I don't think they've made any steps in that direction. Providing lots of rich functionality would have been a *big* task. I'm having to think on my feet now about a distributed system built with REBOL. The prototype stages have gone amazingly well, using IOS and Rugby, but planning how this is all going to scale up is heavy on my mind. I think the IOS+Rugby model will work well, but it will take some time to figure out what all the traps and pitfalls are. Things just seem too easy so far. :) --Gregg