How alive is LiveCode?
mp.chean at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 11:41:06 CST 2012
Lynn: Thank-you, I think that I will be looking at your DB product.
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Lynn Fredricks <
lfredricks at proactive-intl.com> wrote:
> > I want to write databased applications to take care of some of the
> > pain-points at my current employment. And if this works
> > out I'd like to extend it to the full application - which is
> > your normal professional billing program.
> > I'm using VFP right now and would have no reluctance to
> > continue using it if it were still in development. For
> > ad-hoc reporting and querying it's the best. VFP covers all
> > of the bases including report writing, a built in db, SQL
> > support (sort of) and I can see that with LiveCode I'm going
> > to have to add external tools to fill in the gaps. Thanks for
> > the responses.
> Visual Fox Pro was a great product, but I wouldn't say LiveCode falls
> LiveCode has to do a lot more.
> At Paradigma Software, we've had many who have come from VFP to Valentina
> + a flexible cross platform tool like LiveCode. On the reporting side, we
> developed Valentina Reports - this also works with SQLite and Postgre (with
> MySQL support coming). Fortunately Runtime has consistently nurtured
> excellent relations with its third party community, and we've never had any
> problems integrating either solution with LiveCode.
> And I encourage you to build a front end with LiveCode + Valentina DB (you
> get can a free copy of our server from our site), populate it with a
> records, then do the same with your aging copy of VFP - then run a few
> complex queries. I think you'll find our combination of strengths will do
> more than just fill the gaps ;-)
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> Paradigma Software
> Valentina SQL Server: The Ultra-fast, Royalty Free Database Server
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