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Re: Oracle Forms Release 6.0

From: DA Morgan <damorgan_at_psoug.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 11:04:39 -0700
Message-ID: <1156874680.463153@bubbleator.drizzle.com>


frank.van.bortel_at_gmail.com wrote:
> nandan.naik_at_gmail.com schreef:
>
>

>> I am not sure if buying the books which talk about the latter two
>> versions will help me to deal with an application developed in Oracle
>> Developer Forms 6.0
>>

> Neither.
>
> As stated, these are quite old ("antique" was used).
> If you really must develop in Forms, go for the latest
> release, 10 (downloadable from otn.oracle.com).
> As Forms/Reports seems to be at it's end of the
> lifecycle, I doubt whether many books can be found
> at all about this release. In that case, choose the latest
> release you can get hold of.
>
> I would consider learning PL/SQL and/or Java instead,
> if this is a new assignement, or self-improvement.

I was in Redwood Shores yesterday and received assurances from a very responsible party, and one in the know, that there will be a Forms 11 and that there is no plan to kill the product as long as there is sufficient revenue to justify the developers supporting it.

So definitely go with the current version of Forms and you can feel comfortable, well as comfortable as with any software product, that it will be around quite a bit longer.

-- 
Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
damorgan_at_x.washington.edu
(replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
www.psoug.org
Received on Tue Aug 29 2006 - 13:04:39 CDT

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