Also known as the Wild Wild Web.
I migrated the domain to here and the original contents were no longer relevant so I have a blank canvas to fill.
I really have no Idea what I'm going to end with here so I'll probably just rant a bit from time to time.
At the moment I am searching for a new programming language. Since mostly the programs I write are for my own personal use and I have no intention of ever doing programming for a boss I have the luxury of using a language I like rather than one the customer or boss wants me to use.
This exploration has, over a period of several years, led me to use RapidQ, XBasic, Euphoria, Adobe Air and several Java type programs.
I can and have used C, assembler, and other assorted monsters. I really liked using Forth but found programming Windows GUIs an absolute pain in the backside. Actually that's no different to most of the other languages I have used and that's why I liked RapidQ, XBasic and Euphoria. They all have the ability to make the GUI interface quickly and easily.
I was just settling in to creating a tool in AIR when I discovered that Adobe have made a pragmatic decision to not support AIR in old versions of Macs or any version of Linux.
I use Mint Linux so this curtailed my ability to keep my AIR platform current. Bugger.
For a brief moment I considered moving back to the Windows world, but I got better.
Do you know how hard it is to find a genuine, easy to use, cross platform programming language?
I think I have found one that I can learn to like. REBOL.
I have only been playing with this for a short time, about a week, but it holds significant promise.
I'll let you know how it goes. I have a couple of programs I want to get written rather quickly. One I have already written in RapidQ and as a web based application so I know how I want that one to work. The other I had about 2/3s done in AIR but have abandoned that in favour of doing it with REBOL.
I'll let you know.