Runtime Revolution, developers of the Revolution programming environment, have introduced RevMedia 4.0, a programming language for the Web. It debuts as a free "alpha test" version that works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux browsers using a small plug-in.
Revolution itself is a programming environment that uses natural language parsers and advanced media handling for a programming experience that's not unlike Apple's HyperCard of old -- though you can use it to create full applications, including database front-ends, multimedia apps, data analysis and business apps.
RevMedia 4.0 can be used to create "Web 2.0" applications, including games, simulations, tools and utilities which run inside a Web browser using a plug-in. The apps run as "revlets," runtime apps designed to work on the Web.
RevMedia uses the same syntax as Revolution itself; Runtime Revolution notes that the skills you develop learning to write Web apps for RevMedia will also translate to the company's RevStudio and RevEnterprise programming environments.
This story, "Runtime Revolution Goes to the Web" was originally published by Macworld.