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Does Paradox have a future?

Does Paradox have a future? in Paradox Setup, Vista, etc. topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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Tim Heaps
Suffolk UK

Hi. I live in the UK and I am rather worried about the long term future of Paradox. I have written several apps in Paradox and a number of local businesses have used my apps for years and would be in serious trouble if any thing went wrong. The Corel website has very little on it about Paradox and they have not released version 10 in the Uk except as part of Corel Office 2002. Does any one have any knowledge about the future of Paradox and wether Corel are going to continue to support or if they are trying to kill it off. I would be very grateful to hear what you all think and to have your suggestions whether this is the time for me to "bite the bullet" and start learning Delphi as the best replacement!

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Tim,

I can't pretend tell you I'm an expert on either Paradox or Delphi but what I can tell you is that I have\am migrating from Paradox to Delphi and that Scott W puts it very succinctly when he says the Paradox tables (which we understand and love) remain whilst the interface changes to Delphi, if I can do it, then you can do it!

Take the plunge...glug, glug etc etc
rt

Thats enough of that. Ed.

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I would recommend that you do as other businesses have done - diversify to survive. It would be to your best interest to begin working with Delphi.



Our "shop" here has received a lot of business in the past due to Mike's expertise and authority in Paradox, but those leads are not coming as often as we'd like. Mike himself has trouble getting a definitive answer from Corel about Paradox.



Being a Paradox/Delphi/VB shop primarily, we have had many projects where the Paradox tables remain intact, but the interface migrates to Delphi.



I know from first-hand experience that Delphi is a very widely used development tool in the U.K. Adding it to your C.V. will be a positive step forward.
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Well, this is going to sound a bit like a commercial.

Check out what we are doing to help extend the life of Paradox.


Old UBB Archived Link: [URL=http://www.thedbaddons.com/jsip]JSI Data Transport for Paradox[/URL]


(Essentially) No more BDE limits of # of users.

Exchange Paradox data directly between desktop or server systems anywhere in the world. *Any* system that can run Paradox (32bit) can host data for *any* other system, as long as they both have dialup or better access to the Internet (or Intranet/LAN).

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We're within a couple of weeks of having it 'on the shelf'. It has been in extensive testing and solid for over 6 months.
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Mike Prestwood
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If you have an existing Paradox system you can keep using it but you'll need to skip the Vista operating system and either stick with Windows XP or move to Windows 7. Because better tools exist, you may very well want to put a plan together now for converting to another development tool or at least understand what the future is likely to hold. If you're a power-user or researcher working with data, stick with Paradox.

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