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[REBOL] What should we bake? Re:(2)

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 25-Sep-2000 11:02

I agree, components, components, components! And yes, it is just now barely usable for real applications. There may be something that we will need RT to address on the way. I tend to believe RT knows this as well, and is readying itself for this stage of its business. --Ryan [rgaither--triad--rr--com] wrote:
> Hi All, > > >Educational Software: Once again another tick for collaborative work > >environment. > > This is the one I would vote for! Of course my main reason for exploring REBOL is to > create such a beast so you could say I'm a bit biased. :-) > > All of the ideas I've seen floated so far for the killer app or 1000 apps have been > good ones. I have my doubts though about REBOL (View mostly) being mature > enough to handle such grand projects - just yet. After all, it is still a pre-beta! :-) > > For the time being, while we are learning View (or even Core for those of us late to > the party!) I think small, specific purpose mini-apps remain the pick of the day. Think > component size, not application size, but bigger than script tests. > > For example - > > 1. Take just the text editing part without all of an EMACS and focus on functions and > objects that manipulate the text or display in developer defined ways. Think of ways > to componentize transformations and elements of interaction. > > 2. Consider what is required to do connectivity centralized or peer to peer for any > kind of application. Perhaps a dash or two of remote procedure calls and distributed > event models as well. Usefull for collaboration or education or file sharing... > > 3. How to structure content and provide "Knowledge". Think how to do META > work in REBOL. How to merge into other Internet work in these areas such as the > various XML initiatives. > > 4. Find the components in REBOL's strengths. Use that built-in networking, create > dynamic (data driven) visualizations with View, make dialects for users as well as > developers and so on. > > This "Component" thinking is also very important to help identify standard ways to let > REBOL code hook up and interact. The View launcher is a great start, letting a > whole community come together and put up sites and samples that everyone can > explore. If we keep building programs at the component level, stress testing View, > then when it is ready for bigger and better things we will have a good leg up on > "Assembling" multiple killer apps. > > My .02 (give or take a bit!). > > Rod. > > Rod Gaither > [rgaither--triad--rr--com] > > Oak Ridge, NC > USA
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400 I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Einstein