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[REBOL] Re: French REBOL book.

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 13-Feb-2002 22:56

From: "Carl Read" <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]>
> Just out of interest, has anyone here seen the "REBOL Programming" > book by Olivier Auverlot yet? Being in French means it's not of much > use to me, but if it's good, wouldn't a translation into English make > sense?
YES I have it. [I ordered it online from Eyrolles own site]. It's great. Well written, beautifuly designed. imho Nicest REBOl book to date to read and to hold. I wrote to Olivier Auverlot a while ago offering to translate it into English. He wrote back promptly, expressing interest and then again saying the publishers were looking into it. But I am still waiting to hear some real news. Guess it's time to nudge the project along again.. In my experience, doing busines in France is often like this and requires considerable patience, perseverence and diplomacy. Also, as enthusiastic as I am, I imagine that publishing a REBOL book takes some guts, especially in current market. Against: Few have heard of it, very low media profile, not much real 'news' even on RT, gooogle searches mostly show old 1999, 2000 links. ie hot new technology is pehasp not so hot...No visible uses of rebol and free opensource tools have taken the limelight increasingly among 'new discoveries' For: REBOL has matured. Lots of cool new stuff, new knowledge, new awareness of rebol-like technology and applications, including .NET gorilla. Olivier Auverlot's book is well done and would translate very well into English as it is. ready to go.. Further: Even better than straight translation I would love to invite people here to help add some new chapters. First, extend the knowledge on /View and /VID. Then nwe hcapters on Rugby, Vanilla, and Flash. Flash with REBOL could address client-side and serverside, for example with Oldes' %make-swf.r Flash books sell briskly {Flash with XML, PHP,MySQL etc}..and now that Macromedia has recently proposed to open up Flash use as non-browser based platform [like /View]. Things are going to heat up. Meanwhile ever more deals: Flash 6 looks like it will feature full interactive video conferencing and streaming. REBOL could play very very well with Flash. Then an overview chapter with some [ahem] useful info about IOS. And perhaps finally a roundtable discussion asking rebollers about 'programming with rebol' to better give the human and pragrmatic flavor of why is so much addictive fun. Rebol applications.. rebol in schools.. suggestions..? ./Jason