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[REBOL] Re: Smart Client

From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 30-Sep-2003 20:43

Hi Andrew, (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: > > http://www.windowsforms.net/whitepaper/whywindowsforms.aspx > > 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: > > a.. > 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! ;)
> a.. > 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! ;)
> a.. > 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?
> a.. > 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 currently?
> a.. > 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
;) -Volker