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[REBOL] Re: Language Popularity & Network Effects; Ruby & Mongrel

From: petr:krenzelok:seznam:cz at: 21-Nov-2007 9:00

Carl Read napsal(a):
> >From the fashion industry one... > > "Trained staff in a minority language are going to be rare. This does not necessarily make them more expensive (nobody else wants them), but it does make recruitment much harder and more uncertain. Alternatively you have to train all your existing people in the new language. And for Functional Languages its not just another syntax, its a whole new way of thinking." > > Two marks against REBOL there. > > Still, he did suggest a road to popularity - find a niche and own it. What's a niche REBOL could create/take over? >
Flash/Flex area - small, agile, distributed self-served PLATFORM, not just a language. There is long term plan - Altissimo - mixture of ViewTop, IOS, Altme, platform for small distributed apps. Another niche? Embedded area? We will see ... Petr