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Re: Databases and momentum

On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:42:50 +0000, Craig wrote:

> Which DBEs do you think have the most momentum nowadays?


dBase



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Re: Databases and momentum

Joseph Marton wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:42:50 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> Which DBEs do you think have the most momentum nowadays?

>
> dBase


dBase II

Not enough benefit moving to dBase III (too much hype... similar
to moving away from PC-DOS).
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Re: Databases and momentum

My money's on Foxpro.
"cjcox" <cjcox@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:Kyl3n.4100$q93.1901@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Joseph Marton wrote:
>> On Tue, 12 Jan 2010 20:42:50 +0000, Craig wrote:
>>
>>> Which DBEs do you think have the most momentum nowadays?

>>
>> dBase

>
> dBase II
>
> Not enough benefit moving to dBase III (too much hype... similar
> to moving away from PC-DOS).



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Re: Databases and momentum

Craig,

Datamaster (Dataease)

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Re: Databases and momentum

On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 16:27 +0000, Shaun Pond wrote:
> Craig,
>
> Datamaster (Dataease)
>


Dataflex


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Re: Databases and momentum

Counter: Microsoft Sucks. 😛

Seriously though I have a friend who is a .net developer. He loves it.
I prefer languages that don't particularly tie me to Windows. Not had
a lot of fun with Mono either. Java's a pig, but at least the small
programs I write with it work under windows and linux.

That said, I'm not a serious developer or one who makes a living from
creating software. Mostly I do stuff for myself to automate some task.
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Re: Databases and momentum

Craig wrote:
> Which DBEs do you think have the most momentum nowadays? Which are on the
> downward slide?
>
> Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle? Btrieve? 🙂
>
> Which are being ripped out and which are being implemented?
>
>
>

Postgresql
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Re: Databases and momentum

cjcox;1916435 wrote:

Dataflex


Wow... flashback.
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Re: Databases and momentum

Matthew wrote:

> Counter: Microsoft Sucks. 😛


LOL! Yeah, but they do have some very nice products.

> I prefer languages that don't particularly tie me to Windows.


Given the OS distribution of our organisation it simply doesn't make
financial sense to spend extra time providing cross compatibility.

> Not had a lot of fun with Mono either.


To be honest, I haven't mucked around much with Mono - I've give it
some consideration with a couple of .Net apps by making sure that the
functionality selected should move to Mono without issue but those
decisions come down to using a slightly less richly featured object
over one that is a little richer.

> Java's a pig, but at least
> the small programs I write with it work under windows and linux.


I've tried to learn to love Java, but comparing the likes of Eclipse to
Visual Studio and comparing the documentation between .Net and Java...

> That said, I'm not a serious developer or one who makes a living from
> creating software. Mostly I do stuff for myself to automate some
> task.


Nor am I. The apps that I write are typically the glue between
different systems. Occassionally there are more sophisticated
applications...
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Re: Databases and momentum

On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 20:16 +0000, TomAnk wrote:
> cjcox;1916435 Wrote:
> >
> > Dataflex

>
> Wow... flashback.
>
>


Sadly, I've done some dataflex work in the past year.


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Re: Databases and momentum

"I've tried to learn to love Java, but comparing the likes of Eclipse to
Visual Studio and comparing the documentation between .Net and Java..."

hey...that's not a complete sentence!!! What was the rest of this? 🙂


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Re: Databases and momentum

Craig wrote:

> "I've tried to learn to love Java, but comparing the likes of Eclipse
> to Visual Studio and comparing the documentation between .Net and
> Java..."
>
> hey...that's not a complete sentence!!! What was the rest of this?
> 🙂


The first thing that comes to mind when dealing with Java documentation
and Eclipse is profanities 🙂

Visual Studio is very much follow your nose, very intuitive - the .Net
documentation is pretty reasonable.
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