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Subject: RE: WHAT TO CHOOSE AS FRON END VFP/SQL OR VB/SQL
Thread ID: 34110 Message ID: 34260 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 8 Category: Projects and Design
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2003 10:37:19 AM         
   


> JIGNESH
> Please give me a reply.i have good knowledge of vfp. i do not work on vb.so whai is the advantages if somebody
> suggest VB/SQL.

VFP, in contrast with VB, is a datacentric language, directed to working with huge loads of data.
Also, it has an immense speed on many sides, string manipulation, data-manipulation, connecting with many different databases, varying from its own database to SQL server, Oracle, MySQL, and many more.

One simple sample. At work we have one project from which everyone "agreed" it had to be done with "proven technology" (Attention to the quotes!)
So the choice was ... oracle ... (bummer)

After several man-years of work they succeeded to create a webpage from an oracle database in 3 or 4 minutes... (so much for "proven technology")
My collegue, Willem-Jan van Ede, created another page, working with VFP.
Well, the slow end was Oracle, it takes about 30 seconds or so to retrieve the data. However, the building of the page itself took only split seconds.

The whole point here is that VFP is truly proven technology, old code, say, written 10 years ago, can still run today if recompiled under VFP 7 or 8. (8 is preferable), one can also mix and mingle this with new OOP code...
Oracle has a history of throwing away technologies to introduce (with a lot of marketing tam-tam) the latest and best technology, that has yet to prove itself...
See oracle designer (gone) oracle forms and reports (about to be gone) now they made the switch to java... Dunno how long that will last.
Backward compatibility is a word that is not in their diary. With every upgrade you find there are many hooks and angles to overcome...

Now, let's talk about MS products...
VB6, as you might know, has died a painful death in the torture chambers of .NET, making many VB developers turn away from the product they know and loved.
With all respect to .NET in some aspects, the languages in it, C# VB.NET C++.NET ASP.NET, (let's not talk about J# shall we, my handkerchief is not big enough for the flood of tears that this product spontaniously brings up) still have to develop to a level of maturity that VFP has long achieved. So, in the context of "proven technology" DOTNET is, not yet, a proven technology from a developers point of view (too much work and simply never enough time).

There is hope for .NET, since some members of the VFP team in Redmond are advisors for those other languages, bringing them to the desidered level of maturity.
This is info I got firsthand from Yair Alan Griver in Frankfurt.
This says something about the knowledgeable people that work on VFP, does it! AND it says something about the intellect and intelligence of the people that work with VFP as well. (LOL)

However, I am somewhat worried about the clarity of mind of those marketing gurus working for Oracle and MS.
They have a tendency to promote products (with LOTS and LOTS of $$$$$) that are, compared to VFP, in a kind of Beta status, which hardly makes it possible to call it mature. Does this mean that MS and Oracle have no interest in selling mature and solid products?

It's a strange world we live in.

Boudewijn LutgeĀ®ink
Boudewijn.Lutgerink@foxite.com
It's better to drive safely in five o'clock traffic than be featured on the six o'clock news.

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WHAT TO CHOOSE AS FRON END VFP/SQL OR VB/SQL Posted by JIGNESH BAROT @ 12/9/2003 10:40:29 AM
RE: WHAT TO CHOOSE AS FRON END VFP/SQL OR VB/SQL Posted by Chan Kok Kiet @ 12/9/2003 12:04:06 PM
RE: WHAT TO CHOOSE AS FRON END VFP/SQL OR VB/SQL Posted by Bernard Bout @ 12/10/2003 4:34:47 AM
RE: WHAT TO CHOOSE AS FRON END VFP/SQL OR VB/SQL Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 12/11/2003 10:37:19 AM