[plt-scheme] off topic: FlapJax vs Backbase

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 20 17:28:03 EDT 2006

> I had some discussion about this with a colleague at work. His
> argument was that Backbase had a language on top of javascript.

So...what?  That's like being shown Scheme and getting the response,
"There's another language built atop x86 assembly called COBOL".  What
kind of "argument" is this?

Two other things about Backbase.  (1) While their widgets look cool, I
find some of them a bit annoying to use.  This is a matter of taste,
but you run the risk of offending users with excessive cuteness.  More
significantly, (2) you're buying into someone's very particular widget
set.  Beware lockin.


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