Rev_rant part 4
dave at looktowindward.com
Wed Nov 15 08:15:32 CST 2006
On 15 Nov 2006, at 13:29, Bernard Devlin wrote:
> Dave said:
> I can't believe you called me pessimistic! I find this post to very
> pessimistic basically saying it's a toy, don't try to make it
> mainstream, give up now cos it will never happen!
> Please don't put words in my mouth. I didn't call you pessimistic,
> and I didn't say Rev was a toy. I'm making Rev a fundamental part
> of my business - of course I don't think it's a toy.
> I said you cannot expect Rev to have the kind of mindshare or
> is right there on the desktop as a development tool on millions of
> Macs. You can buy umpteen books on it on Amazon, and several video
> training cds also on Amazon; you can get training courses by many
> different providers in different continents (including Apple
> itself). Many other Mac products expose Applescript functionality,
> serving to further increase awareness of it. Yet Applescript
> itself is hardly mainstream. A search on Jobserve for jobs
> requiring particular languages results in this: applescript =
> = 1563, java = 3657.
from RunRev than (say) RealBasic you can sell into that market as an
add-on which is what I am doing in some cases. If you do it right you
will get a user base of your product corresponding to the user base
> Given those figures, how do you propose within 20 years to make Rev
> into a mainstream language (say, on the level of Perl, to take
> something that is not at either end of that list of vacancies)?
I'd fix all known bugs in a new release and then promptly fix any
that come up in the future and offer free updates for at least a
year, and a deal on an upgrade for 2 years.
I'd then promote it the same manner they do now.
All the Best
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