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Time to move on...

Time to move on... in Convert To/From Paradox topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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abp
Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA

I'm putting out some feelers with all of you, my long time Paradox colleagues, whom have loved Paradox for these many years, but feel that maybe it's time to start the long anticipated migration out of Paradox.

At this time I have absolutely no idea as to what I'd like to move to.  We have a legacy product all built in Paradox 10 and primarily using Windows XP at this time.  I'm entertaining the idea of developing  in Windows 7 as there's a ticking time bomb on the availability of XP.

Can any of you recommend different software development environments/languages that should be looked at?  Ease of migration is one factor, but not the decision maker.

I appreciate any help you can provide!  Thanks as always!

Beth

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Hi Beth,

Here are a couple thoughts...

  1. Check out our ObjectPAL To/From Conversion Guides. I authored these guides (database driven) and they're great for comparing ObjectPAL to 13 other languages. If you end up coding in both languages, they make for a great refresher to "get back into" a language.
  2. My two cents is that now that Paradox runs fine in Windows 7, you can keep using Paradox. Just skip Vista.
  3. It sounds like you have to either keep this application in Paradox or switch to another development environment. Is that correct? In other words, you can't leave this in Paradox and learn another tool. I encourage my developers to learn at least two development environments very well. Since you already know Paradox, you can ADD another language rather than MOVE to another language.
  4. Nothing you move to will have an easy migration path. None. However, languages like C++ and C# are more terse than Pascal/Basic based languages. ObjectPAL is very much more like a Pascal/Basic application.
  5. With all that said, you'll have an easier time with Delphi (Object Pascal) and VB.Net (Basic) because both those languages are more similar to ObjectPAL than the others.

Anyway, that's my two cents. {#twocents}

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Thread Started 1/28/2010 1:17:00 PM
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Although I am still attached to Paradox V9 and 10, I am starting to look at alternatives for the future. I stumbled across http://www.sybase.com.au/products/databasemanagement/advantagedatabaseserver/BDEtoADS and I wondered what people think of it and particularly what anybody who has gone down this path can report. Best, Paul

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