Revolution and the Web, feedback wanted, Part 1 of 3

Josh Mellicker josh at
Wed Nov 29 19:11:09 EST 2006

True, I am thinking more of a specialized situation in which the user  
kind of *expects* to download something. (I am fortunate to have a  
"captive audience", that will use whatever I tell them to :-)

A download takes time... but in some cases, to the user, it represents:

  - added value (not just another browser app... this is REAL  
software! :-)
  - added security (immune to Explorer bugs)
  - faster performance (browser page reloads.... arrgh! Once you've  
had the experience of click click, instant screen changes, you do NOT  
want to go back!)

For those two people on this list who haven't read this:

run, don't walk!

The good news is, if you've worked out all the logic and UI layouts  
in Rev, and the client's signed off, but decides the app has to be  
browser-based, it's faster to write it in Rails/Symfony/CakePHP/ 
whatever than starting from scratch!

But I do agree that frameworks and IDEs for AJAX-type web apps and  
Flash all suck, which is weird.


On Nov 28, 2006, at 10:32 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
> Unfortunately I've been unable to convince anyone to use a custom  
> browser
> either (that is, a Rev standalone with altBrowser embedded), for  
> the same
> reason - people want to use *their* browser, and not download  
> anything, just
> click links.
> These are non-sensical arguments, true, but they *are* real,
> unfortunately...

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