OT: MacWorld UK doesn't honor programming tools
ro.nagey at verizon.net
Sun Apr 13 14:29:04 CDT 2003
If MacWorld is an advocate of the Macintosh world [kind of
obvious...but...], then you would think they'd talk more about tools
like Revolution. Beyond its ease of use, speed, and robustness, it also
answers an 'objection' that people on other platforms use: "Why develop
on the Mac? It's only 4% of the market!"
Revolution, as well as other programs, let you Write-Once
Run-Everywhere...without resorting to the opaqueness of other
implementations...AND you get to develop on a Mac [which means your
machine doesn't crash every 15 minutes! ;) ].
And, the other point, is that Revolution, while providing everything a
power programmer would want, follows the tradition that it can also be
used productively "out of the box" by the novice programmer. I would
bet there are people on this list who wouldn't have become programmers
without having the ease of use of the xTalk languages.
Beyond all that, the Mac is a serious development platform - and
MacWorld is ignoring that. It's covering 'programming tools' for
graphics and the Web, but not on creation of new programs.
And, that, I believe, is why MacWorld UK should look at programming
On Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 11:25 PM, Jan Schenkel wrote:
> Now Apple has the ProjectBuilder/InterfaceBuilder ;
> SuperCard got revamped ; the MetaCard-engine and
> RuntimeRevolution-caboose provide a cross-platform
> train ; the java tools have dramatically improved ...
> So it's a different environment all together, and
> maybe MacWorldUK should reconsider -- or should we
> replace the 'maybe' with a 'definitely' ?
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