Anyone interested in learning more about Rev on Rockets?

jcwall at jcwall at
Thu Feb 21 08:42:19 EST 2008


I would really appreciate the tutorials. 


James C. Wall, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy
University of South Alabama
1504 Springhill Avenue, Room 1214
Mobile AL 36604
Phone:  (251) 434 3575
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----- Original Message -----
From: Chipp Walters <chipp at>
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:01 am
Subject: Re: Anyone interested in learning more about Rev on Rockets?
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at>

> Part II
>  So, the other really cool part of ROR (Rev On Rockets) is it comes 
> with it's
>  own webserver, which runs locally, and is ENTIRELY REV BASED. So, you 
> can
>  edit and debug your RevCGI right in Rev without even being connected 
> to the
>  Internet. This is an extreme ease-of-use workflow addition to the labored
>  process of write code, upload, test in browser, then try and figure 
> out why
>  it didn't work-- which is the most DIFFICULT part of RevCGI. Andre's
>  webserver has some very advanced debugging features as well, so it's 
> much
>  easier to 'get it right.'
>  To say it another way, Andre's really done quite well in integrating 
> all of
>  this, and those of you who know him, know he writes really good code.
>  And, with a few modifications to MagicCarpet, I've been able to streamline
>  workflow outside of Andre's local webserver.
>  One of the issues with ROR, is it's not documented well-- and is a 
> bit hard
>  to pickup without a bit of handholding. In fact, I've spent hours on 
> the
>  phone and screensharing with Andre just to get caught up on all the neat
>  stuff his libraries do. We've created several examples together, and 
> after
>  our sessions, I end up more and more impressed with ROR.
>  So, I thought if others were interested, I'd create a tutorial series 
> to
>  help developers learn how to use ROR and RevCGI. There are of course 
> some
>  very good RevCGI beginner tutorials, but I'm hoping these would go farther,
>  and show a bit more advanced putting file locking 
> on a
>  stack so that 2 people don't try to write to it at once. Or, uploading
>  images and files via HTTP and not FTP using POST.
>  So, if you're interested, holler at me or Andre, or just respond 
> here. If
>  there are enough folks, we'll create a few free ROR tutes. Just let 
> us know!
>  -Chipp
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