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On Monday 07 February 2011 13:44:57 steve donovan wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:06 PM, Steve Litt <> 

> > I'm always on the lookout for good, fast, easy RAD (Rapid Application
> > Development) tools.
> Ditto. After a day sweating with Eclipse open with a project on the
> left monitor and Netbeans open with the form designer on the right
> monitor, I like to think that there must be an easier way.

There is. The Clarion development environment is fast and easy, but it costs a 
fortune and until very recently didn't work on Linux.

One of the reasons I'm so gung-ho on Lua is someday I'd like to develop RAD 
tools, and Lua is easy and powerful enough to do it. Once I've learned Lua, 
and before I reinvent the wheel, here are some things I'd like to check out:

* Lua<-->Lazarus
* Kepler
* Orbit

I'll tell you one thing Steve. If I do have to reinvent the wheel, and if you 
can make a screen designer and a module to retain state between web pages 
(probably with cookies or a session id), I can do everything else, because I 
already have done everything else, in several different languages. I've 
already made generic menu systems (UMENU and others), filepickers, and 
recordpickers. Add in screens and statefulness, and you've got a web-app RAD 



Steve Litt
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