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[REBOL] Re: Killer App in REBOL

From: m:koopmans2:chello:nl at: 10-Aug-2001 20:50

Hi, I doubt the need for XML based protocols. As Graham showed, you can hand-code that integration easily. IMHO, the Zen of Rebol is: - data and code is mixed. Everything is meta. - Networking is so easy that you can make distributed applications in a day. All major network protocols are supported, as is database and encryption, which gives a pretty complete feature set for most problems to solve. The real problem we face is thinking about our problems. If you put Rebol to work at its full power you get amazing things. For example, Rebocalc in the script lib combined with Rim or Rugby. As Rebol is more or less a generational leap forward it is pretty tough thinking about the killer app when the world around you (i.e. your commercial counterparts) just aren't askingthe right questions yet. Until that time we end up with... old problems done more efficiently (and cheaper) which is also good, but just different. My feeling is that the killer app will need to be distributed to expose Rebols full potential, but that's just a that: a feeling. This is the reason I put so much effort into Rugby (plus the fact that it makes my proffesional life very easy). I do have a nice name for the next killer app though: Rebella (and now picture a Lara Croft like icon). Marketing dept. is ready ;-) --Maarten