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Subject: RE: Choosing a backend
Thread ID: 143564 Message ID: 143691 # Views: 4 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Network and Computer Management
Date: Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:37:54 PM         
   


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> > Dan,
> >
> > I am unable to help you much with this. I work primarily for charities and as such, they are able to get Microsoft Charity licensing. A little plug for Microsoft here - they are very generous with charities and the license costs are quite inexpensive. For this reason, I only work with SQL Server. I would however, suggest that what ever you go with, there will be a learning curve. You might want to look at where you will be in 5 years time. Is your organization growing and will you need to move up to SQL or Oracle (or something in that size) in a few years anyway? While software costs can be high, higher still is the cost of that learning curve. Your normal productivity will fall off for a bit as you learn the server. The cost is not just the reduction in your productivity, there is also the opportunity cost of the applications you could not develop. As you can see, the cost of the learning curve is quite high - and higher still if you have to go through another learning curve in a few years.
> >
> > Ken
> > You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)
>
> Ken,
> You said you wrote a backend. Can you give me the architectural picture? Is it a vpp odbc driver talking to a com object that you wrote?
> One of my questions is how do you write it so you separate the memory space of one from the other?
> Dan
>
>
> Dan
> "Our gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark." Chief Joseph

Dan,

I did indeed write my own. There is an article out there called "a poor man's server" which I borrowed from extensively. (I still have it bookmarked but the link is now dead.) I tried to find it when you first started that earlier thread but with no luck. I will take another look this evening. I would send you a copy of the code I wrote, but it was written when I was an employee of CCCI and therefore I do not own it and cannot give it to you without permission.

Ken
You shall know the truth - and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:33)

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Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/29/2007 11:01:10 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/29/2007 11:25:32 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/29/2007 11:54:33 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/30/2007 2:06:04 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/30/2007 2:21:57 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/30/2007 2:24:58 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 8/30/2007 2:30:49 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Ken Murphy @ 8/30/2007 1:23:43 AM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/30/2007 2:27:02 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/30/2007 10:20:15 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Ken Murphy @ 8/30/2007 10:37:54 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/31/2007 12:58:42 AM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Yull67 @ 8/31/2007 12:50:23 AM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Ken Murphy @ 8/31/2007 3:12:25 AM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Ronald Haugen @ 8/30/2007 1:57:00 PM
RE: Choosing a backend Posted by Daniel Hofford @ 8/30/2007 2:22:34 PM