RevServer deployment on OSX Server

Keith Clarke keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk
Thu Feb 17 13:03:50 EST 2011


Jaque, 
Thanks for the explanation and the links (bookmarked for further study). 

However, isn't this 'thick client' web application architecture, (with the proprietary revlet download and requisite local machine/browser support by a rev plug-in) only one revServer scenario? 

According to the RunRev product page, it is still being positioned as an enabler of HTML+CSS+irev capabilities within a standard browser to create, platform-independent cloud-based applications. 

Or am I missing the point completely?

On 17 Feb 2011, at 16:17, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 2/17/11 3:06 AM, Keith Clarke wrote:
>> 
>> I bought the server deployment in the expectation that I could take
>> the same set of stacks I would use for a desktop app development and
>> (perhaps with a few modifications) simply deploy to revServer to
>> create a web application, with the UI elements 'automagically'
>> becoming available to a browser.
> 
> As Andre mentioned, it was never meant for that. It's strictly a server-side language, but it works very well for its intended use. My personal site is built completely with it: <http://jacque.on-rev.com/>
> 
> The automatic embedding of stacks into a web page is what revlets are for. So there are two parts to the LiveCode web experience -- the server language (on-rev, irev) and the client plugin (revlets.)
> 
> The nice part is that you can combine the two on the same web page. That's what I've done here: <http://jacque.on-rev.com/codebits/dualrevlets.irev> On that page, all the page layout is managed by "includes" in my irev scripts, and some things are dynamically calculated by the irev scripts when the page loads (the copyright notice, for example, updates the year automatically.) But the two revlets on the page are run by the client-side plugin. You get the best of both worlds this way.
> 
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