We recently spent an intense several days with the staff of James Anthony Computing (JAC) studying their hot new jBASE product. Our opinion? We like it. It could easily turn out to be the easiest method of porting a legacy application to a pure Windows NT environment. But that's not all. Once you have "green screened" your application, bringing the old character-based applications over to NT, it's wide open to hook in all of the hot new technologies for making it mainstream, including ActiveX, Java, CGI, Perl, C++, Visual J, and just about anything else you can imagine.
We see a bright future for this product and the creative staff at JAC. Watch this space for more announcements.
As we wind up our fifteenth year of service to the "Community Formerly Known as Pick", we once again extend our sincere appreciation to our loyal customers, who made it possible. We strive to continue to stay ahead of the technology curve - or at least as close to the edge as possible - to continue bringing you state of the art information in our training courses. Thank you, and have a safe and prosperous New Year!
Jon Sisk, and the Associates of JES
Here is some background information, borrowed from their Web site:
The product was conceived as a much better way to get applications into a UNIX or Windows environment than emulating a Pick system on the target system. jBASE is not Pick, is not emulating Pick, and fits much more easily into the UNIX or Windows development tool mode.
However, the development language (jBC) and supporting interpreters and tools, allow the Pick developer to migrate into Windows or UNIX without an expensive re-write.
If we examine the elements of a Pick application, we can divide them up (simply) into a number of "pieces":
So, if we were to implement this in UNIX or Windows, without regard to the operating system parts of Pick (there are arguments for and against Pick as an OS vs Database as the reader is no doubt aware), we would want to make the best fit without compromising compatibility. In this case we would have:
Simply put, this is jBASE.
Over time JAC has provided 100% compatible tools to replace all the elements of the Pick system (except one with better replacements). All are standard binaries and are executed from any shell or component system jBASE will also use ODBC and other database independent systems
This concept is radically different from alternative solutions and totally distinguishes the product as a pure UNIX system; NOT an emulator.
We believe, and so do many well-respected industry people, that jBASE is the way to move forward with your Pick based applications. We have tried to remove limitations and provided new integration possibilities for your applications.
Please call 800-275-2317 to discuss other jBASE functionality such as SQL and database independence, or visit their Web site at the URL: http://www.jac.com
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