About REBOL's Technology
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A Powerful Software Technology
REBOL is a powerful software technology designed from the ground up to enable a new era of distributed Internet applications. Our technology provides a ubiquitous, lightweight model of distributed computing that operates across all types of computer systems. The result is:
- Greater end user satisfaction.
Applications are more interactive. They run at the speed of the user's device, not at the speed of a bottlenecked network or its servers. ASPs that deploy REBOL-based technology will obtain a significant competitive advantage.
- Simpler, cheaper networking applications.
Whether for collaborative or groupware applications, REBOL's lightweight distributed computing model is faster, better, and cheaper than heavyweight models. It is easier to develop and maintain. You don't need a room full of Java programmers.
- Offline availability.
REBOL applications operate even when the client system is not connected to the network. Laptops, handhelds, and modem-based computers all benefit. An employee or ASP user can still use his applications while offline.
- Server loading is dramatically reduced.
Servers no longer need to do the processing for all clients. The clients themselves do most of the processing allowing your existing servers to handle ten to fifty times more users.
- Significantly decreases network traffic.
With REBOL distributed computing, the network is accessed less often and for less data, and peer-to-peer client operations directly connect. Precious bandwidth is preserved by as much as a factor of ten, allowing you to serve more customers faster and without the need for new equipment.
REBOL is a true distributed computing architecture
The Internet and the Web are different things, and REBOL's unique technology pushes the Internet beyond the web. The web model of static web documents and server-side computing gets elevated to an Internet that itself becomes interactive and always available. Applications and data become distributed across all devices.
REBOL is device independent - so it does not matter what operating system or hardware is being used. Every system of the Internet becomes an independent resource that can process and communicate information. The REBOL kernel currently runs on more than 40 different system configurations -- everything from large Sun Solaris servers, to Windows and Macintosh PCs, to Linux, down to CE handheld devices.