good Rev demos

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Apr 10 09:51:37 CDT 2008


Colin Holgate wrote:
> On Apr 10, 2008, at 9:21 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>> They want to make on-line games and while that's about the only  
>> thing Flash is capable of,
> 
> That's a good example of why I'm doing the presentation that I'm  
> doing. A lot of people believe in their own tool a lot and don't spend  
> any time finding out the abilities of other tools. Many people believe  
> that HyperCard and Revolution are only good for making address book  
> stacks. Director is only any use for making slide shows, Flash can  
> only do online games.
> 
> There is an overlap between the Flash crowd and the Rev crowd, and  
> that's with standalone applications. The Flash crowd can make  
> applications that are delivered via AIR, or Internet applications  
> using Flex. Those are the kinds of things that Rev can also do, and  
> most likely in a faster, more cross platform friendly way. If I can  
> show example like that, the people using Flex may well reluctantly be  
> impressed!

Well said.  It's too easy for anyone using any tool exclusively to 
unintentionally get a certain myopia.  But the variety of tools in this 
world exist for a reason, each with its strengths and weaknesses.  A 
healthy perspective about what the rest of the world is up to can only 
be helpful, and can often lead to improvements in each tool.

As for demos, you might find RevNet amusing.  It's bundled in Rev, at:

    Development->Plugins->GoRevNet

It started with the question, "How long would it take to make something 
like the AOL client in Rev?"  The answer turned about to be, "About two 
hours." :)

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  Richard Gaskin
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