On-Rev: We've listened
George C Brackett
gbrackett at luceatlux.com
Thu Apr 16 16:37:14 EDT 2009
I agree -- this is an exciting development. But...
What I see from the examples is the opportunity to use Rev plus HTML +
hosting, but the hard parts for me are not the PHP coding but figuring
(or Java, or ...).
I am instead most attracted by the opportunity to use Rev alone to
substitute for ALL those tools, which is what the future Rev 4 plugin
will provide. The cost will be that the user must download and
install the plugin, which I hope fervently will be VERY easy to do,
just as easy as Quicktime etc. The plugin will work with my current
servers, since it is client-side. And since I develop for schools,
the interactivity and display sophistication offered by Rev (and now
especially in 3.5) are essential, and most easily accomplished in
Rev's rich and powerful environment.
So I'm mulling over this new opportunity. I'm tempted, for sure:
Powerful new server environment and helping support the ongoing
development of Rev vs. moving a number of domains (including one using
Joomla) to obtain coding advantages I probably won't use. I look
forward to hearing more from other folks about their thoughts on these
issues. As always, I expect to learn a lot.
On Apr 16, 2009, at 3:57 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:
Very exciting to see this released. Just two thoughts:
1) The $499 deal is nice, but I'm hoping there will be some free
option out soon. I'd love to start playing (and have no problem
installing an Apache module on my own server), but can't budget $500
with no idea if I'll really want to use it for a project. That's a lot
to invest in a web host with no track record, at least for me, when I
have plenty of spare capacity on my own machines. I understand the
approach, just my 2 cents.
2) Debugger, debugger, debugger. Get that right and I think this has a
shot at attracting developers from other languages. You'll have a hard
time convincing PHP guys that Rev syntax is a reason to switch. But...
a true "no brainer" debugger... THAT is a reason to check it out if
you are currently happy with PHP / Perl / Ruby / et al.
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