Vassilis Aggelakos shows us how Visual FoxPro really does windows. That’s a cool looking application. Reminds me of Visio and Vassilis notes that the UI concepts came from Ken Chazotte’s book.
A great quote: “We have tried the same project in the past with Visual Basic, PowerBuilder and C++ but sooner or later all these tries failed because we couldn’t succeed an acceptable balance between Budget – Time and Features”
Sounds familiar to my conversations with some other developers at larger companies. Now, I know many will come back and say “well that’s because they didn’t know how” but that’s entirely the point.
Learning how to program can be easy – IF the tools are done right. Now I’m not saying that FoxPro always does it the right way – but large projects always seem to go off the rails when a new language is used and when the results look as good as that, go for it!