Re: Oracle Designer vs Visual Basic 6

From: Dirk Bellemans <Dirk.Bellemans_at_skynet.belgium>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 06:01:53 +0200
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Simon Hedges wrote in message <7ppfcv$vd6$>...
>Oracle Developer is a good tool, but it is not fully object oriented, it
>really likes to do things the way that it wants to (and trying to adapt
>this can cause masses of extra code), and it's probably at the peak
>of its overall lifecycle now. If you are going to Oracle for the first
>you may be best going to C++, VB or some of the Oracle purpose-
>designed web tools. If your developers are used to Access Basic,
>then VB may be the best bet.

You're mixing up things. From all other systems or tools you mentioned, only C++ (I figure you mean VISUAL C++) is object oriented under certain conditions... Designer or Developer are as OO as is VB. As far as C++ is concerned, this is an extremely expensive tool to develop with, both in learning time and in developping time. Moreover, the Microsoft way in C++ (omnipresent in Windows environments!) is neither OO, nor does it easily supports the Web. The first (MFC) is completely outdated, the second (ATL) is not mature.

Of course it takes some time to learn new things! But even then, when the demands are not too high, Oracle wins hands down. And when the demands are very high, how come they were able to cope withe Access until today?

The only sensible reason to choose for VB, would be either of these two: (a) you need to keep code or (b) it's a management decision you can't reverse (life can be a bitch <grin>)...

Dirk Bellemans
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