Interesting blog post - comments anyone?
mpetrides at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 25 13:20:42 CST 2009
I hope the following is tame enough for you, although I suspect it may not be. :-)))
I'm a full-time physician educator with a medical school faculty appointment and no formal training in programming. I've been using Revolution since it first came out and have been able to write several fairly complex interactive applications that are published by the leading press in my field using Revolution. Frankly, without Revolution I would not have had the time to even THINK of undertaking such an endeavor.
To my mind, what Revolution offers to people like me is the ability to create a customized application that would take me forever to explain to a professional programmer who knows nothing about Transfusion Medicine and would likely cost a fortune to implement. All it took was some time learning basic syntax and the ability to set down the logic I created in a series of IF-THEN or CASE algorithms--not exactly rocket science.
So, before you belittle Revolution for the statements you quoted, namely:
>>>>>>“Empowers people who would never have attempted programming to create successful applications,” and that this, ”Enables software construction for everyone.”
please consider that even non-professional programmers are capable of logical thinking and that some of us just need to get the job done in way that works properly and preferable that doesn't interfere with our day jobs.
I could not have written the two apps I have published thusfar were it not for Revolution, so Revolution DID empower me to take on an unfamiliar task and construct software that "just works." I'm sure my code is not nearly as elegant as that I've seen other folks do with Revolution, but it did the trick for me and for that I am forever grateful.
Marian Petrides, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, MO, USA
On Nov 25, 2009, at 11:51 AM, Heather Nagey wrote:
> I just came across this:
> Thought it would interest you guys! If you feel the urge to post a comment, the blogger is inviting debate - just keep it positive... it's probably best not to wade in guns blazing if you disagree with his view. I think there is an interesting debate to be had here.
> Nice to see Rev starting to attract widespread media interest :)
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