Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Don't Ever Give Up.

Most know of the great overpowering giant called Microsoft. Many of the small software operations either die out, or are completely overshadowed by the giant beast. Sometimes Microsoft will just devour them. When you have been with a programming language for close to 20 years, changing to another one is a frightening and daunting task. Nevertheless it can be done. I did, so you can too. The trick is to start and take small baby steps. Here is a rehash into the modern age of an old cartoon that should embody the fight of the small guy.

\Dont GIve up\

5 comments:

Wagner said...

I use the dBase since 1987, and is really a product with great focus for the development of applications that is to manipulate the data. But no language survives without a large number of developers and something that always left me curious and quantity of professionals who use dBase as the main tool for development, the number of votes in the blog that really concerns me because so far we have only 25 votes. I would love to see dBase occupying a place of prominence among the languages of programming, but in reality what we see is an immense difficulty of finding professionals who plan to dBase and this can not take a team for large project. Does anyone know say the amount of approximately user of dBase professionally?

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Wagner said...

I use the dBase since 1987, and is really a product with great focus for the development of applications that is to manipulate the data. But no language survives without a large number of developers and something that always left me curious and quantity of professionals who use dBase as the main tool for development, the number of votes in the blog that really concerns me because so far we have only 24 votes. I would love to see dBase occupying a place of prominence among the languages of programming, but in reality what we see is an immense difficulty of finding professionals who plan to dBase and this can not take a team for large project. Does anyone know say the amount of approximately user of dBase professionally?

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Robert Bravery said...

I don't know the approximate user base. Many have tried to get it. I have tried to find out what the news group traffic is like. To see if there is a way to anylise this. But alas, there is'nt. I suppose it is something we will ever know.

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Anonymous said...

Learned dB3+ on the fly way back when it was THE thing. Biggest problem was the memory limits but I'm proud to say my programs went a long way toward optimizing operations at a fast-paced manufacturing plant. Knew next to nothing about networks but stepped up to install one from scratch, then learned how to use dB3+ in that environment. Later, without intending to, I created a "clone" of dBase in BASIC for a beef-packing plant's inventory operations. Biggest problem there was nobody wanted to use computers at all but they came around after a while. Haven't used it at all for about fifteen years and am re-learning using DOS-based DB4 & 5. I tend more toward procedural methods (I still start projects with hand-written flow charts) but am starting to think it's time to take the leap into OOP. Gonna be a huge change - all my programming skills built up from FORTRAN-IV, BASIC and early COBOL. There's lots of help out there, as you say. It's just a matter of finding it. As time goes on I'd really appreciate any assistance in finding those resources.

Splat!

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Robert Bravery said...

Splat! The dbase news groups are a great source of help.

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