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Meanwhile, today its 100 TaskMaster downloads from the Downloads | Miscellaneous section of this site. Someone must still like the venerable DOS clunker (... the price is right, after all). And, oddly enough, Ive done a bit of maintenance coding on it only this morning. It needs a total re-write, actually does anyone have the time (its very therapeutic, you know)? smile


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I am currently working on a database for an embe dept - coded to thier request.

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Nice work if you can get it, Mate. What are you coding in? smile


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When I find myself in times of trouble,
K&R they come to me.
Speaking words of wisdom,
Code in C.

Code in C, Code in C.
Code in C, Code in C.
VBs not the answer,
Code in C! smile

Last edited by Geoff Hannis; 28/06/07 5:44 AM. Reason: The orginal line was "Java's not the answer".

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Is that "legacy" VB or VB.NET?

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Luvurly! RE: Geoff's comments about "C" - isn't VB.NET the database programming language of choice nowadays? For new starters anyhow.

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Yes, youre right Richard. Anyone starting out today could do worse than get stuck in to VB.NET. Especially if theyre also into adding to the obscene wealth of some of the worlds richest people.

Us old-timers tend to see things from a slightly different perspective, of course. There are plenty of excellent programming tools down-loadable for free off the internet. I would urge anyone genuinely interested to have a go in as many languages as possible (if they can find the time). Then you might be in with a chance of really understanding. If you think in terms of a better way, ultimately you will find it. Meanwhile, you can do anything in C (surely the purest of programming languages?), but for database work I still reckon that dBASE and its derivatives (FoxPro being the outstanding example) is the way! smile


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The way I see it the database application, e.g. dBase, Foxpro, MS Access, whatever and/or the programming language are a means to an end. Relational databases are what it's all about now - small scale stuff for our needs I'd have thought.

The real art of developing a database, so I'm led to believe, is in determining the relationships between the data tables, i.e. metadata and functionality, queries, front-end applications, reports and working out systems of work, processes, etc.

The language or application shouldn't really be an issue but If a language includes really useful methods aimed towards database development then surely this is better than keep "reinventing the wheel". Perhaps UML is the key to design.

MS VB (.NET) Express Edition is totally free and probably gives anyone starting out more than enough to develop useful applications or databases. Downloads available from Microsoft FOC.

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