[vcf-midatlantic] SOT: Any dBase fans here?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 8 12:12:05 EDT 2020

On 9/8/20 12:09 PM, Michael Thompson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>     Neat!  I did a lot with Clipper too, at one of my first industry jobs
>> many years ago, in Lawrenceville NJ.  We were a small (<5 people)
>> company writing custom software that joined databases with desktop
>> publishing, for the creation of large directories, like phone books.
>> The software was all written in Clipper, and output to files ingested by
>> Ventura, and produced camera-ready output usually on a Varityper VT-600.
>>    Those were great times, and I learned a LOT.
>>     Clipper is a great compiler!
> I maintained a Used Car Dealership management package that was written in
> dBase. I converted it to Clipper, dramatically enhanced the financial
> management capability, and made it multi-user through a network. The
> performance and capability that you could get from PC-XT and PC-AT systems
> was really impressive.

   Very nice.  There's just no substitute for a well-written compiler.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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