|Subject:||Replacement for Paradox?
|Date:||Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:31:37 -0500
|From:||Kirk Dickinson <email@example.com>
I am wondering where people who used to use Paradox a lot have gone when
they moved on to other things? Access? Alpha Five? Delphi/Embarcadero? .NET?
The day will come when I need to replace Paradox. I played with Delphi
back in the early 2000's and never could get very proficient in it so
haven't upgraded in years. It was still Borland when I bought my last
I have a decent handle on ColdFusion and could completely redo all my
desktop stuff online with that, but CF is another dying platform.
I have a friend that keeps telling me that I need to learn Ruby, but I
probably need some type of RAD to get up and going faster.
I played with Alpha Five 10 years ago and I think given the time, I
could have redone everything there. The new licensing is much more
expensive now than it was then. I looked at Xojo and played with it a
little two years ago. That looked promising, but it is also very
proprietary and there aren't many 3rd party plug-ins available.
My main need is a replacement for our Paradox Cattle Management program.
If I had a web app, our guys could enter information from their smart
phones are tablets and our records would be more up to date.