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[REBOL] Re: Newbie question

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 25-Jan-2002 10:19

Hi Scot, Welcome! << Reason I ask is that I'm in a group that is building a large scale application that needs to be able to execute from the net on personal computers, and Rebol seems to be the way to go, but my inexperience gets in the way of being able to understand some of the more technical aspects. >> I'm working on a system that is being developed with REBOL/IOS as its platform. Originally, the business people all talked about everything being browser based "because we don't want the user to have to install anything. It's much better that way." I pointed out that the browser itself needed to be installed and periodically upgraded, and that it, as a platform, it was out of our control. For example, if MS changes the way IE works, it could break our stuff, not to mention the need to support multiple browsers that don't all support the same functionality. We'll use a web site for *some* things but we can provide a much richer user experience with REBOL/IOS. The Link client downloads from the web site and the installs *very* easily. Once installed, things sync up automatically. IOS does the hard work for us so we can concentrate on our part. Even now, a couple months into the project, some people on the business team still say "on the web page...", when it's actually a REBOL app that they're talking about. :) I'm still a beginner with IOS, but I'm impressed with it, and amazed at what it's allowing us to accomplish. --Gregg