Lino is for you, if…
you have a concrete need for a customized database application
you want a stable and sustainable solution
you are ready to invest your own time for analysis and testing
you want to keep control over your data even when your relationship with a given software provider breaks.
Lino is not for you, if…
you just want a quick and dirty website with dynamic content
you don’t want to spend your time into developing a new software
you want a cool website featuring the latest web technologies
you don’t plan to maintain your application
Lino’s design goals:
Lino applications are easy to understand for the end user (see Linked objects).
Lino applications are easy to develop because Lino encourage agile programming, rapid prototyping and short release cycles.
Lino applications are easy to maintain because Lino encourages sustainable application development.
Lino applications are stable as rock once you decided that they satisfy your needs. No forced upgrades.
Lino applications are easy to share because Lino encourages a deeply modular approach with libraries of highly reusable code.
Lino applications do not try to be sexy. They are optimized for people who get a few hours of training before they start using it and who will use it for their everyday work. With Lino it takes a few hours before an end user starts loving it, but that love will –hopefully– be deeper and last longer.