REBOL is an object-oriented programming language. Yes, it could be
considered "easy" compared to other languages, and it has a shallow
learning curve, but it has enormous depth and power underneath.
Some good links are these:
http://www.rebol.com (Main site, with a lot of documentation)
http://www.rebol.org (script library)
http://www.rebol.net/cgi-bin/blog.r (Carl Sassenrath's [REBOL's
http://www.rebol.net/links.html (Complete list of "Rebsites")
http://groups.google.com/group/Rebol (REBOL Google Group)
There is also a mailing list your can subscribe to. Right in this
group, Gregg is a great person to ask about REBOL stuff. I have
somewhat limited knowledge myself, but he specializes in it.
I started in QuickBASIC myself, and use many BASICs for a long time.
Now I specialize in REBOL.
If you're just starting out, REBOL is a great first language (IMO). If
you know other languages, you have to forget how they work (somewhat),
because REBOL is quite different.
It's small, easy to install, has a built-in GUI system in the View
version, and is cross-platform, including a browser plug-in version
Check out the sites James mentioned and play around in the REBOL
console to get a feel for things. The HELP function is your friend.
Your both legends
Yes, REBOL is available for free. There is also REBOL/Command and a
lisenced SDK that costs, but you can download just about any other
version for free.
As for me, I mostly use REBOL. I do some HTML stuff, and I'm messing
around with PlayBasic, but REBOL is my thing.
I'm glad we could be of assistance.
x> ...and what other languages do you [use]
I've used a number of languages (I'm old :), but spent most of my time
with BASIC dialects. I started with QuickBASIC, spent 11 years (or so)
using VB, and then moved to REBOL (.NET drove me away). I've also used
C, Delphi/Pascal, C#, PHP, SQL, a number of BASICs (still use
PowerBASIC to write DLLs), and tinkered with, or studied, about a
dozen other languages (Lisp, Logo, Perl, Python, Ruby, Jorf, AWK,
Euphoria, Eiffel, and more).