[REBOL] Re: Smart Client
From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 30-Sep-2003 20:43
(i hope i strike the right comical note below)
Ah flaming! (whirling torchlight).
Am Dienstag, 30. September 2003 10:30 schrieb A J Martin:
> Quoted from:
> Microsoft Windows® Forms is the set of classes in the .NET Framework that
> enables the rapid development of powerful smart client applications. Its
> benefits include:
> Extending the Microsoft Visual Basic® rapid application development
> experience to all of the programming languages supported by the .NET
> Framework (more than 20).
My personal VB-expert is Gregg and he says REBOL beats it.
So it beats every other language then! ;)
> Providing developers with rich, powerful, extensible libraries for
> user-interface controls and graphics.
An Andrew Martin on this list needed as much lines with "using" as
i would for the whole viewer! ;)
> Providing dramatically improved support for localization, printing,
> layout, and usability.
localisation. hum. i could plug my %translate.r in, but nobody noted it,
so i plug it out.
printing, it works with a browser.
btw a spreadsheet uses VB as its storage-format,
so it can be generated as text and imported in excel as macro.
something similar to file ms-word with letters?
> Making it easy for developers to tie XML Web services into their smart
> client applications.
AFAIK one can ask "which smart client applications" quite successfully
> Dramatically reducing total cost of ownership through "no-touch"
> deployment, which eliminates "DLL hell" and makes it possible for smart
> client applications to be deployed and updated using a remote Web server.
I am confused. I could swear thats arguments with which Steve sells
all this ios-servers to .net-users?! except he shows it and does not use words
like "dramatically". ;)
> It reminds me of the promise of Rebol, but seems to deliver. :-/
it seems it seems. [Scot--rebol] said they offer 60day-trial-servers for ios,
and after this 60 days they make the deal. everytime.
didn't say how much that is.
but gave me the feeling REBOL/IOS delivers its promises quite a bit. ;)
while looking for smart client applications with plugin-services -
wait, wasn't there watson or something? but that was on apple.-
(me starts grumbling about apple sherlocking their independend killer-apps,
pointing vagualy at osnews somewhere, walking grumbling away)
> Andrew J Martin