On-Rev: We've listened

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Thu Apr 16 11:27:33 EDT 2009

\o/  Yeah \o/

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Kevin Miller <kevin at runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Just wanted to announce something big, and let you behind the scenes a
> little bit.
> Periodically we see posts on the Use and Improve lists about using
> Revolution on a server. We all know what a great language Rev is, and
> there's been a free server engine out for many years that many people have
> enjoyed using. I've tried it myself, but found a lot of the same
> frustrations that other have reported. Finding the right engine, putting it
> the right place, setting permissions, frustrating and confusing errors.
> Wading into Linux-land to figure things out. Dealing with ISPs who don't
> want to spend the effort making things work.
> A spat of messages on this topic came up recently. I think what you've been
> asking for boils down to this: "Why can't we have a best-of-breed hosting
> package combined with a pre-configured Rev server scripting environment,
> that just works! No hassle!". Well the timing of this discussion was good,
> as we're now ready to introduce something we've been planning for a while:
> a
> proper server version of Revolution.
> Its been a fun process developing the service. We've put our newest
> scripting technology up there, so people can start using short, easy
> snippets of Rev code in their HTML pages. The engineers have come up with
> some neat stuff. A new Internet library that is super-fast and
> low-overhead.
> A scheme for hooking into the server for live debugging. And they'll have
> more to bring to the table soon: new syntax for working with databases that
> is crystal-clear.
> The plan caught on like wildfire in the office. Everyone had something to
> contribute. The enthusiasm was palpable both in the offices and in our
> Skype
> meetings across the oceans. The result in our brand-new On-Rev Server
> product, which you can see at http://www.On-Rev.com.
> With On-Rev, we've put it all together for you. This is an extremely
> simple,
> friendly, and easy-to-use server scripting environment compared to anything
> else out there or any previous Rev server scripting engine.
> - We've nailed the hosting side of it... you'll find it really attractive
> compared to whatever you're using now. Ample disk space and bandwidth,
> world-class data center and screaming fast hardware. Ultra-reliable. The
> ability to host unlimited domains, spam filtering, one-click installs, the
> works. No question this is a hosting plan you'd love.
> - And we've paired it with the alpha release of our amazing new server
> scripting platform. Already, as of today, you can play with the new server
> Script Editor and Debugger, using the all-new second-generation server
> scripting engine. You can a write simple snippet of code, like <?rev put
> the
> time ?>, into your HTML page and boom it just works! If there is a problem,
> you can *step through* your server code and watch all your environment,
> global and script variables live in real-time! Dear heavens, if you have
> any
> love of Rev coding at all, this should rock your world! Not to mention that
> you'll have the chance to give input and help shape the direction of the
> service, at the same time you're first in line for all of our new goodies
> coming down the pike.
> Ok... there's "one more thing." We appreciate our customers, and we want to
> make sure everyone has the opportunity to learn and use Rev server
> scripting. We want to see what you can do! Rev-based content management
> systems? Online games? A really easy-to-use storefront? Multi-user database
> systems? We know you can do it! So... to make this irresistible... to make
> it so you have absolutely no reason not to get into our new server
> scripting
> platform at the ground level... we asked one more question:
> "Can we introduce it at $499 for life?"
> We ran the numbers and the answer was a resounding YES... as long as we
> kept
> it to limited numbers and a very short introductory period, we could do it.
> Of course we want to reward our loyal customers. But we also want to reward
> the early adopters who will be vital in helping us shape the service. And
> we
> need an active community of people using the platform so that we have lots
> of experts sharing advice, code for games, blogs, CMS systems...you name
> it...
> Now, I already mentioned this is an amazing deal just considering the
> hosting. Shop around and you'll find this caliber of hosting going for as
> much as $250 a year or $25/month. (We didn't want to compete with those
> cramped shared services of "unlimited-but-not-really" for 99 cents a
> month.)
> Again, quality hosting. Pay just once now, and never have to worry about
> your hosting payment again. So that alone is going to save you thousands of
> dollars over the years for all your domains. But On-Rev is not just
> hosting,
> it's a playground where you've got zero-hassle access to the very best
> server technology we've got to offer. Finally you can make your vision for
> highly interactive Web 2.0 software a reality!
> $499 for lifetime hosting on our Rev-optimized server is our gift to the
> community and we hope you're as excited about it as we are. Get all the
> details and sign up for the $499 "Founders" special before May 1 at
> http://www.On-Rev.com
> Kind regards,
> Kevin
> Kevin Miller ~ kevin at runrev.com ~ http://www.runrev.com/
> Runtime Revolution - User-Centric Development Tools
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