Analyzing competitors - In this case Real Software
revdan at danshafer.com
Tue Mar 22 18:58:01 CST 2005
No doubt the *number* of VB refugees hanging out in RB-Land is an
important number and would be even moreso to Rev which has, I suspect,
*substantially* fewer users than RB.
But a colleague who is a VB guru and HyperCard-knowledgeable and I
spent about a month last year looking at what it would take to write a
translator or even good conversion documentation to enable VBers to
switch to Rev. It is, as we say in the software biz, a non-trivial
task. The programming paradigms are just so completely different that
it did not appear to us that we could achieve anything resembling even
50% automation of the process. RB, which after all uses the same basic
(pun intended) language and development paradigm as VB, is in a much
better position to capture those refugees than RR is.
I have my own theories about the best audiences for RR to pursue, and I
won't burden the list with them because I don't get to vote anyway, but
those abandoning VB isn't on my list.
On Mar 22, 2005, at 3:19 PM, Mark Talluto wrote:
> 6K - 6.5K of VB transferees would be an important number to Rev. I
> wonder how many of those users would have switched to Rev instead of
> RB had a translator like that been created for Rev. Is this feature
> important to me? Nope. I am just curious.
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