[REBOL] Congratulations, Elan! Re:
From: rebol::techscribe::com at: 28-Jul-2000 16:22
>I've now actually seen REBOL: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE (first shipment arrived in
>our warehouse today).
>Super good job, Elan! Congratulations. This book is a must have, folks!
I'm in the process of setting up a mailing list for the book, for errata,
bug fixes, and support. You can subscribe to RTOG (REBOL The Official
Guide) list at http://www.techscribe.com
I had two goals with this book:
1. To make it possible for a person who has never programmed before to
learn to program using REBOL (chapters 2 - 6).
2. My main intention, however, was to provide as much usable code as I was
able to squeeze into this book with (typically) line-by-line explanations.
(Intermediate Programming, Chapters 7-14)...
3. ... and to demonstrate that REBOL - though typically used as a scripting
language - can be used to implement complex and large applications that
would usually require compiled languages such as C, C++, or Pascal. In
chapters 16 - 22 I present (albeit a simple, but usable) distributed
database management system (DDBMS), that is supported by a Consumer
Database Dialect (CDD), based on the block oriented parse functions.
(String oriented parsing is explained in Chapter 12).
I think that the chapters that implement the DDBMS can also be viewed as a
collection of programming techniques and useful source code fragments, that
can be reused in other situations.
>This is a MASSIVE TOME at 728 pages, weighing 3 lbs., 5 oz. I've just had
>time to peruse it briefly but have seen lots of useful stuff.
Did you see the tiny fonts they used for the introduction?
>And, yes, we're shipping books! They would arrive on a Friday<g>, but I've
>already laid on some overtime for tomorrow to finish getting all the orders
>in hand filled. Both people getting books next week and my warehouse people
>will be happy.
;- Elan [ : - ) ]
author of REBOL: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
REBOL Press: The Official Source for REBOL Books
visit me at http://www.TechScribe.com