Re: Is a RDBMS needed?

From: Nuno Souto <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:22:00 +1000
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(pssst, Norman!):

I wrote that in 1998: it was part of my site back then, "the Den". It's never been more actual! :-)
Particularly the last section, which nearly explains how Uniface works. Good design has never gone out of fashion: it's only been ignored by ignorant posers parading as "experts". We gave up on tar and feathers too soon...

Nuno Souto

Dunbar, Norman (Capgemini) wrote,on my timestamp of 30/06/2011 7:57 PM:

> Uniface - many years ago - was the only application builder that I would
> consider as being able to provide database independence. It had an
> "assignment" file which told it to use Oracle (ORA) or SQL Server (MSS)
> or plain text (TXT) and so on. Whichever setting was used caused a
> different database layer library to be used to query the database. It
> worked and it worked well.
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