Real Basic Web edition - No Plugin Required!

Andre Garzia andre at
Wed Sep 15 09:53:22 EDT 2010


This is beautiful but deploying FastCGI is not that trivial. Recovery must
play a big part on the backend since the FastCGI stays resident (it should)
in memory.

This could be replicated in Rev, pure RevTalk right now. It would not be
100% safe since we have a blocking engine but we could always use a monitor
process to detect lock up and kill it. I think it was 2006 or something,
that I was talking with Mark Wieder about how one should go to implement
that exact solution.

It can be done, heck, I am not the best programmer out there and I've
implemented FastCGI on Revolution 2.x and it actually worked. Now, you guys
got me hooked, I will write a big followup now not to hijack this thread.


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM, David Bovill <david at>wrote:

> On 15 September 2010 14:08, AndyP <smudge.andy at> wrote:
> >
> > I've noticed that Real Basic are about to launch a web edition.
> > Went to their site expecting a web plugin requirement and found this:
> >
> > 'REAL Studio Web Edition apps run as a FastCGI on Apache.' !
> >
> >
> >
> > No plugin so works on most default Apache set ups. As it's a cgi it will
> > work on Ipad, Iphone and most browsers.
> >
> > Now I'm not a Real Basic fan but have to say that having the web version
> to
> > output FastCGI is pretty neat.
> >
> > Surely this is a better way for RunRev to go for the web and avoid
> plugins
> > altogether. Wouldn't this open up the uses and market for RunRev?
> >
> Yes - I'd have to agree with you. Luckily we can get the same experience by
> working with Revolution and Rodeo <>. RunRev should
> never have put development effort into a plugin, it was always more
> sensible
> to develop integrated revServer / JavaScript solutions, but this is not a
> solution that RunRev with it's focus on the engine fully appreciated - I've
> never felt they got the web. Of course some people love the plugin, it
> makes
> me smile too, and only the future will truly tell - in 2 years time will we
> be looking at a rich range of web apps using JavaScript, HTML / HTML5 as
> their front ends or will lots of us be using a web plugin?
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