[REBOL] IOS (was: Browser gripe)
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 17-Mar-2002 14:11
RT has some info on their site, and you can sign up to try an eval of IOS.
Experiencing it is much better than trying to explain it.
<< why great? >>
I can publish things via IOS to a server. I can then go anywhere in the
world and fire up the IOS/Link client on a clean machine, and everything
I've published (or that anyone else has published on the server) is
automatically sync'd. Now, lots of people on this list will undoubtedly
think "Yeah, so what. I know of n other systems that do that too." The thing
that makes IOS great, to me, is how simply, easily, and reliably it all
IOS doesn't provide everything you might ever want, but it's easy to extend.
For one project I'm working on, we're using a remote Rugby server along with
IOS to provide facilities that I don't yet know how to provide via IOS.
I built the original app under /View, we installed IOS, published the
scripts, and it ran under IOS without any changes. IOS becomes a simple
deployment mechanism. I can have the Conference reblet fired up, and have
people looking at the app. As they make suggestions, I can tweak it on the
fly, re-publish it, and they can run it again to see the changes. If I need
to roll back to a previous version, IOS maintains a history of published
versions for me automatically.
Just a few thoughts anyway...