[REBOL] Re: The needs that Rebol answers
From: pwoodward:cncdsl at: 8-Oct-2003 12:58
bryan wrote (in another thread):
> Other people on this list do find Rebol practical for their needs, as
well as their aesthetics, can you specify what exactly in your needs
1> I built a tool for a manager to use to create, and maintain a mass-mailing list for
our subscriber base, It handles opt-outs, and all that jazz. Not spam, as anyone receving
this is a paid subscriber of our web application.
2> I use it to import documents to a web-based document library. REBOL parses the header
information fairly flexibly; as these are public domain, government authored docs, the
formatting isn't typically the best - so determining what categories have been assigned
to it can be challenging. REBOL then uses those key-words to hit a "web-service" via
HTTP to get database IDs for the categories it's parsed from the document. It then uses
those categories to hit a "web-service" to create an unpublished document record, it
then uploads the document via FTP, and then "web-services" again to 'publish' the document,
making it available to searches.
In short it plays nice with others - the scripts are short and maintainable - and the
ease of using network protocols to get things done is a real time-saver. It allows me
to easily leverage work done in other languages (ASP/JSP, etc).
- Porter Woodward