mission critical apps; was Re: cross platform ide
alex at mindlube.com
Mon Feb 9 15:41:01 CST 2004
On Feb 9, 2004, at 2:26 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> My first mission critical app was written in SuperCard! It was a
> Jumbotron display controller for the NBA called "JIVES" and it
> controlled the big screen TV's for NBA teams.
That's a great example. Case study material.
> Talking with my C programmer partner Chris, he mentioned that the
> same messaging path problems are found in Delphi and VB as well
> with variants of C including C#. So, how does MS and Borland sell
> their products into mission critical enterprise environments?
By bullsh1t-power, with raw marketing $.
> If you can believe it, the thing ran on a Mac -- and still didn't
I guess it must have been locked in a closet where nobody could run
other apps on the Mac during ball games.
> He also stated the big problem with message paths is when the
> message chain gets full and then things get lost.
Message chain gets full and then things get lost? Ouch. That's no
play " ka-ching !"
answer info "Out of space in message chain; insert coin to continue."
> asked how to sell xTalks in corporate environments. Sell it as a
> PROTOTYPE tool.
OK point taken.
> Well, the Homeland Security App has the safety of data at stake.
> Hemingway has the safety of an individuals website at stake --
> along with the possible loss of revenue from a website being
> down/hacked. The last product is a realestate web application,
> with similar concerns.
Thanks for the counter examples.
Alex Rice | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com
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