Books on RunRev

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sat May 31 12:20:07 CDT 2003

Alan Gayne wrote:

> A truly great product such as RunRev deserves and will require truly
> great documentation, rich with examples, if it is ever to gain
> widespread acceptance.

In all fairness, Rev has probably the most comprehensive documentation in an
xTalk since Gain Momentum's 20,000-page manual.  Not that it's perfect, and
certainly there's plenty of room for more.

There's a sort of catch-22 with regard to docs in any product:  they're
expensive to produce and don't make much of a bullet-point for marketing
(which is why most of the manuals for major commercial wares like those from
Adobe and Macromedia are so slender), and yet they serve to empower folks to
make cool stuff more quickly which does help spread the word faster.

One of the strengths of packages from major vendors is the availability  of
third-party documentation, critical for many packages in an industry-wide
trend toward underdocumenting.

We are Rev's third parties.  What shall we build?

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Developer of WebMerge 2.2: Publish any database on any site
 Ambassador at
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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