Rev and the Disappearing Desktop: A Focus Shift
david at openpartnership.net
Thu Nov 10 15:01:12 CST 2005
On 10 Nov 2005, at 20:37, Dan Shafer wrote:
> Absolutely. I see two possible applications for Rev in the emerging
> world of AJAX and RIA development.
> First, there's what you suggest here, Andre: the creation of a tool
> for building such apps. Now there's a very interesting paradox here
> isn't there? Should such a tool exist as a standalone app? Or is
> that so inherently self-contradictory that it's: (a) a bad idea;
> and (b) an idea that would produce a product nobody would want to
> use? Good questions, for sure.
This is the planning stage - we have a client that needs this and is
willing to put some up front money into it. Will know at the end of
December. Would be good to develop a proof of concept, and would be
prepared to share the revenue for the contract should it come through
with a a few folks from this list.
> Second, there's the idea -- on which you also touched -- of using
> Rev to create the *server-side* technologies that wrapper and
> facilitate the development and deployment of AJAX applications.
This is OK - but more interested in Rev as a client side technology
here. The two customers I know of want fast rich clients on the
intranet, and standard web services that they can pick from a large
range of open source developers and languages for. Take this as a
> I'm willing and eager to put some serious time and even a little
> money on the table to facilitate this if we can assemble a small
> team of people who want to explore it seriously.
> Any interest?
Sure - would be prepared to top up the pot a little too,
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