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Subject: VFP disadvantages?
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Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 10:39:33 AM         
   


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VFP Disadvantages

As with any software development product, there are environments where Visual FoxPro should not be used as a "complete" solution. However, Visual FoxPro is very often the best tool for creating and managing small databases, moderate size databases, large databases, and highly complex software applications for the desktop and Web.

We would recommend a different product in the following situations

1) Your organization processes "extremely" large quantities of records per hour. A high end database server such as "SQL Server" or "Oracle" would be recommended in this instance. Although, Visual FoxPro software development could be used to build a Front-end to these database servers.

2) Your application will require "extremely" high levels of concurrent usage. A high end database server such as "SQL Server" or "Oracle" would be recommended in this instance. Although, Visual FoxPro software development could be used to build a Front-end to these database servers.

3) High levels of administrative security are required. We would recommend "SQL Server" in this instance. Although, Visual FoxPro could be used as it's Front-end.

4) Your organization requires a software development tool that can be easily used by non-programmers to make modifications. Depending on other circumstances, we may recommend Microsoft Access in this situation. The development and upgrades of a Visual FoxPro application requires the expertise of an experienced software developer. Visual FoxPro is not recommended as a database programming tool or software development tool for users or programmers with little or no programming experience. Microsoft Access provides use-friendly tools for users with little or no database management/programming expertise.

5) The entire database application needs to be extremely portable. Depending on other circumstances, we may recommend Microsoft Access in this situation. The one file system of Microsoft Access facilitates easy migration of data and complete applications between computers.

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VFP disadvantages? Posted by Ronald de Jesus @ 3/26/2002 10:39:33 AM
RE: VFP disadvantages? Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 3/26/2002 12:00:51 PM
RE: VFP disadvantages? Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 3/26/2002 12:04:28 PM
RE: VFP disadvantages? Posted by Pete Sass @ 3/26/2002 2:37:52 PM