Serious Squeak (other "survey")
azreal1977 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 17 18:33:56 UTC 2006
>From: "Ron Teitelbaum" <Ron at USMedRec.com>
>Reply-To: Ron at USMedRec.com, The general-purpose Squeak developers
>list<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>To: "'The general-purpose Squeak developers
>list'"<squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
>Subject: RE: Serious Squeak (other "survey")
>Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:00:04 -0400
>If anyone says that the UI is fine for business development I disagree.
>Although it is very cool for games, research, and toys!
>I would agree that business development (not windows development but
>business development) may only be 10% of the community but I suggest that
>should consider if that is a limiting factor instead of a virtue.
I agree that business needs to be a big priority. After all, it has really
been business that has driven the successful open source projects (well most
But I still maintain that the web is the GUI for business applications. For
one thing, how do you deploy a native squeak app anyway? The way Dolphin
does it is by stripping out all the un-needed parts, packaging the "non-app
related but needed" things into DLL's and then turning it into an exe. But
as far as I know squeak doesn't have a stripper like that, and I would
expect it to be years away.
But you can have a seaside app up and doing work for your business in
literally minutes, depending on what you want to do. As a matter of fact, I
would be willing to bet that with the persistancy work Keith has been doing,
you can go from nothing at all to a functioning Content management system in
squeak faster then any other system out there.
Not to mention the fact that in my company (and I would expect this of any
company of size) it is a big deal to roll a desktop application out. Every
release has to go through rigerous testing, the Q&A group, possibly an after
hours deployment, etc. etc. But a new website I can just put up. And then
*everyone* has it. That is a pretty big advantage.
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