OT: MacWorld UK doesn't honor programming tools

Ro Nagey ro.nagey at verizon.net
Sun Apr 13 14:29:04 EDT 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 
languages.

Ro


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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