Re: Oracle Forms vs Visual Studio .Net

From: Jeff <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 14:23:39 GMT
Message-ID: <bv37tb$npm$>

In article <1074875099.100517_at_yasure>, Daniel Morgan <> wrote:

>Your point is well made. And in the extreme situation you would be
>correct. But in the case of what we are discussing here ... certainly we
>are not talking about a skill as widespread as VB or .NET because
>Microsoft is, after all, the world's largest software house.

>But we are talking about software made by the second largest on the
>planet. Not the 10th or 100th ... the 2nd largest. It is core technology
>in Oracle's own applications and is extremely widespread in corporate,
>non-profit, and government usage. If you can make your argument

>My point being your argument is valid only if taken to the extreme. And
>at that extreme I would agree with you.

I'm not sure why my argument must already be at some "extreme" to be valid. Simply do a search for "oracle forms" jobs vs. ".NET" jobs. It's better than 6 to 1 today in favor of .NET. And just because Forms is not dead yet doesn't mean that it's not headed that way. Maybe you're right, maybe not... one can only put oneself in the minds of IT managers and watch the trends. Right now, IMHO, I feel the trend is moving away from Oracle Forms, while .NET is gaining momentum. Your opinion is different, I guess. Received on Mon Jan 26 2004 - 15:23:39 CET

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