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Subject:Re: Replacement for Paradox?
Date:2 Apr 2020 17:38:58 -0400
From:"Francois Labonte" <>

Where can I find or buy Paradox 9 or 10 or 11 ?

Mark Bannister <> wrote:
>People will tell you it's a terrible language but PHP for web 
>development is pretty easy and free.  You can run an Ubuntu server on 
>Amazon EC2 pretty cheaply.
>Caveat: I'm no expert.
>I've looked at moving our app to something like a Drupal installation, 
>  Drupal is an opens source "Content Management 
>System."  The downside is you would have to learn PHP and all the 
>vagaries of Drupal.  The plus side is there are that there are a LOT of

>very good modules that you can just plug in and not write.  The modules

>are easily customizable by using "hooks" in Drupal.  Your hooks then are

>separate from the module so when it updates you don't have to rework 
>everything, just make sure your changes are working.
>It has a database extraction layer so you can use most any modern 
>database.  MySQL is the most common but Postgres works too.
>On 1/22/2020 1:31 PM, Kirk Dickinson wrote:
>> 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

>> license.
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> Kirk

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