Brainwave: A Complete Web Platform With Database Out of the Box

Michael Mabin d3vvnull at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 21:00:56 CEST 2008


Actually this is not my web site or my product. But this is the kind of
tough love I'd like the creators to read.

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Avinash Vora <avinashvora at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Aug 5, 2008, at 8:37 PM, Michael Mabin wrote:
>
> Brainwave is a complete Web Development Platform with a DDL-free database.
>>  Its application server is built on CherryPy. It comes already bundled with
>> Cheetah and Mako templating engines.  And its database is its true gem.
>>
>
> You aren't differentiating too far from TurboGears at this point.
>
> The database is built on a "neural" model.  Each significant piece of data
>> is a meme that can be linked to other memes allowing for creation of complex
>> records that can be easily related to other records.
>>
>
> I don't quite follow this, but...
>
> It's free for single-server users and licenses can be purchased for the
>> development and deployment of fuly scalable enterprise apps on multiple
>> servers.
>>
>
> Uh oh.
>
> Noone can really be told what Brainwave is.  You have to download and try
>> the SDK for yourself at http://www.brainwavelive.com..
>>
>
> Actually, I would like to be told.  I'm pretty sure that with a decent
> explanation, I could follow.  Your self-described "gem" is--by you--so
> vaguely explained that this whole operation doesn't inspire any confidence.
>
> More problems: large form to fill out; huge license agreement; very little
> documentation outside of PDF; online demo links to a local IP address;
> NOTHING I can find on the website actually runs on Brainwave etc. etc.
>
> Maybe in a few years I'd give this a try, but for now, I'd focus on
> releasing something that you are willing to back a bit more.  Spend all your
> time making your website look good with content that is available online
> easily.  Don't make it a chore for me to get your product.  If you don't
> trust your own product enough to run your own website/blog on it, hide the
> PHP file extension, and don't put a banner on your blog proclaiming a
> competitor's product.
>
> Try not to take this too harshly--I hope it is constructive criticism.
>
> --
> Avi
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