Prograph (was Re: MacWorld part 2)

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Sat Jan 15 11:22:59 EST 2005


On Jan 14, 2005, at 6:45 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> As some of you may know, I wrote one of two books published on 
> Prograph before that product/company essentially went belly-up. (Hmmm. 
> I hope I don't have the decidedly unhelpful effect on *all* the 
> companies whose products I write books about. heh heh)
>
> My friend (like me) was a fairly ardent fan of Prograph and we were 
> both sad to see it go away. It truly is the ONLY completely visual 
> programming environment I've ever seen and although it takes a while 
> to wrap your head around it, its power was truly amazing. And it 
> really is fully object-oriented.

I paid the big bucks for Prograph.  It had a name like Prograph CPX 1.0 
or something.  I figured since I liked LabVIEW and functional 
programming, that it would be great for me.

The problem was that it crashed every few minutes and didn't work in 
between.  It had zillions of bugs and zero support.  I threw it away.  
That was so frustrating since I wanted it to work.  I imagine a lot of 
folks were cheated this way.

So, it wasn't you, Dan.  The company cheated folks and forced them to 
turn the name into a curse word.  They did it to themselves.

(I didn't see any OOP.)

Dar

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