Analyzing competitors - In this case Real Software
bnz2 at cdc.gov
Wed Mar 23 09:40:57 CST 2005
I am here because I did something for work in VBA for MS Word. It was
just too clunky for me. I searched online for "hypercard for windows"
because I remembered using hypercard like 12 years ago, and with enough
follow-up searching I came upon RunRev.
Getting transferees from experienced VB users might not be so easy - but
getting them from folks experimenting with VB, or any other language,
could be a reasonable avenue.
'course - I couldn't say just how to go about reaching those who are
experimenting with other languages - but there must be a way.
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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Dan Shafer
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 7:58 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: Analyzing competitors - In this case Real Software
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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