[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Wed Oct 4 16:36:43 CDT 2006


Peter,

Rev would also trigger your firewall due to RevOnline launching on  
startup (unless you disable it on the prefs). It's not phoning home  
but it's sure accessing a server. Thats why I hate this firewall  
softwares, it's all or nothing. In windows they go all jumpy. Now  
imaigine me. At a common day work I have maybe three or four ssh  
sessions, many stack tools acessing server, some standalones too....

I was an RB user too. I moved out of their base because the first  
releases for Mac OS 10.1 were horrible. Thank God I found Rev.

What got me into Rev what the following line:

move this stack to the screenloc

When I first executed this on my first stack using Revolution Starter  
Kit from eons ago, man, I was smilling so much, it was so fun! I got  
the stack walking back and forth like a schizophrenic pong machine!  
And I thought: "maybe I can also code something useful out of it too..."

Now my only wish for Rev is NESTED ARRAYS AND THREADS!!!!! Sorry for  
the all caps, I get emotional over this topics... :-)

Andre

On Oct 4, 2006, at 5:20 PM, Peter T. Evensen wrote:

> I'm a FORMER user of REALBasic.  I never used it for major  
> (multimedia) development, like I do use Revolution now.   I guess I  
> am still counted in the 100,000.
>
> BTW, I fired up my RB 5.5 the other day and almost fell off my  
> chair when the Windows firewall came up and told me it was trying  
> to connect to the internet!  Why is RB connecting to the internet?   
> And what is it doing?  Why would it phone home?
>
> Perhaps that is how they get their user count... it tells them  
> every time you run it.
>
> Peter aka RB User #1,354
>
> At 01:24 PM 10/4/2006, you wrote:
>> In a press release <http://www.macmegasite.com/node/3201> today,  
>> REALBasic
>> indicated its product now produces Universal Binaries, but I found  
>> it more
>> intriguing that they claim 100,000 users of their product. I can't  
>> believe
>> that's a real number but if it is, they have clearly been doing a  
>> lot of
>> growing in the past 12-18 months, probably at the expense of VB  
>> which has
>> driven its users away in droves with its stupid "take .NET or go  
>> away"
>> approach.
>>
>> That would also mean they are *considerably* larger than I suspect  
>> RunRev is
>> (though RunRev, like most companies, doesn't reveal installed-base  
>> numbers).
>>
>> --
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
>> http://www.shafermedia.com
>> Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>> From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
>
> Peter T. Evensen
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> 314-629-5248 or 888-682-4588
>
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