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Subject: RE: Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9!
Thread ID: 416012 Message ID: 416048 # Views: 50 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Friday, December 19, 2014 7:50:38 PM         
   


> > And the detractors before foretold that it won't last long after the intention to drop support then was announced by microsoft. I think they presume a year or less after said annoyluncent was made is the "inevitable" demise of VFP. I say we proved them all wrong. :-U

> Jun, you are so right.
>
> Software development tools are so complex that better functionality isn't enough. You need
> a community to keep the tool alive in the marketplace.

When I first got into computers in my teen years (the 1970s), there were not lots of new languages being created. Nowadays, there are so many along with libraries and frameworks, and for what? So many of them are little different from each other.

This is an interesting take on it:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/18/you-too-may-be-a-victim-of-developaralysis/

The opening paragraphs:

"Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you’re only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to yet another JavaScript framework make you shudder and wince? Have you postponed a pet project because you couldn’t figure out which cloud platform would be best for it?

You too may suffer from Developaralysis. Be afraid. There is no cure."

VFP is a good tool that can do a lot. Why not stick with a good tool?

[snip]

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko

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Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9! Posted by Gene Wirchenko @ 12/18/2014 7:49:18 PM
RE: Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9! Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/19/2014 8:44:15 AM
RE: Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9! Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/19/2014 2:06:48 PM
RE: Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9! Posted by Gene Wirchenko @ 12/19/2014 7:50:38 PM
RE: Happy Tenth Birthday, VFP 9! Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/19/2014 11:13:18 PM