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[REBOL] Medium+ Scale Developments

From: brett:codeconscious at: 9-Jan-2002 23:20

Hi people, Comments please! Some time ago I was working on a Lan dependent Multiuser client server system. I and a colleague were asked to look into how it could be re-developed to work on the Web/Net. We looked at the available technologies (a somewhat generous term for what we saw) and decided that our highly interactive/conversational style system should really only be done with Java applets. I was never very happy with that conclusion but it was basically a consequence of very early validity checks and dependent lookup fields. If we could repartition the user interaction/use-case conversation we might have been able to use more simpler technology - but we weren't that confident of doing so nor of getting approval of later validity checks etc. Well the question became moot when the company was bought out and the system mothballed. A few years down the track now and a remote possibility exists that this re-development may yet occur. The question though has been at the back of my mind for a while. My question is have any of you have thoughts about this type of scenario and how/if Rebol would be relevent to it - especially considering a financial system context? What are the architectural possibilities? Just exploring ideas. Thoughts appreciated. Brett.