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Subject: RE: Is it worth it
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Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009 4:44:21 PM         

> Hi Experts,
> I'm relatively new in VFP and i would like to know the opinion among of you with regards to this question.
> If VFP will end soon, is it worth it if I still invest time to study it and use it as my development tool?
> if not, what Programming should i switch to? and why?
> I just want to know your recommendations and opinion as experts!
> Regard,
> Paco

There are pro's and con's with both VFP and .Net.
Looking at VFP I can say that the new development from eTecnologia in the NetCompiler for VFP can bring a good future for those who are interested in working with Data.
The 64-bit compiler is good enough for the future. As well as the upcoming development of the generic database, and other tools they have in mind.
If you like pain and a steep learnig curve, go with the other "tools" M$ provides.

For me, I do not work in VFP (at least for my customers), I work with "a special Framework, developed with speedy and easy Data access, ultimate string handling and fantastic speed development in mind". And no they (the customers) will never see that I work with VFP since I pack it all with Molebox (Ultra). All the ActiveX controls I use, all runtime files and everything that comes with the app goes in there (except of course the data and other files taht need to be written to).
Simply create a folder, drop the (MoleBoxed) exe in there, adjust the ini file and run the software. I don't need no install software at all, bye bye Inno or InstallShield, I love my customers, they love me (and I don't care. . . :-) )

Boudewijn LutgeĀ®ink
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits, now THAT is stupid. . .


Is it worth it Posted by PACO TERRADO @ 8/7/2009 1:42:31 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/7/2009 2:21:22 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by claude fox @ 8/7/2009 3:17:09 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/7/2009 4:35:26 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by claude fox @ 8/7/2009 5:42:13 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by Tom Saddul @ 8/7/2009 7:54:56 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 8/8/2009 4:44:21 PM
RE: Is it worth it Posted by venkataramesh cheruvu @ 8/8/2009 5:08:26 PM