Rev vs. AJAX...Or Web-Aware Apps vs. Web Apps

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Thu Oct 13 19:17:03 EDT 2005


Dan-

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 1:54:38 PM, you wrote:

> Another client for whom I've written three relatively large apps in
> Rev has been advised by his new CEO to require me to rewrite them in
> some more standard language or tool/environment. He may not listen to
> the advice but he has raised the interesting question of what happens
> if I (his language) "get stomped on by a dinosaur". Even though the
> apps would keep running, of course, finding programmers to maintain
> and extend them would be significantly more difficult than with, say,
> Basic or Java or C++ (which I will never learn). Or, for that matter,
> JavaScript/XML.

Back when I was doing hardware stuff, our one strict rule was "never
design a circuit with single-source parts". If your sole supplier gets
"stomped on by a dinosaur" you're SOL.

-- 
-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net




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