[AccessD] .NET Access Replacement -- Was: Access doldrums??

Darryl Collins Darryl.Collins at iag.com.au
Thu Aug 5 18:54:45 CDT 2010


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worth a look if you are interested.  I suspect the end result will be same as any database. If your source data is rubbish, so are your form and results.


-----Original Message-----
From: accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com [mailto:accessd-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Charlotte Foust
Sent: Friday, 6 August 2010 6:39 AM
To: Access Developers discussion and problem solving
Subject: Re: [AccessD] .NET Access Replacement -- Was: Access doldrums??

Funny, the words are a little different, but the song is very, very
familiar!  <sigh>

Charlotte Foust

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 1:11 PM, Kenneth Ismert <kismert at gmail.com> wrote:
>> John Bartow:
>> MS VS LightSwitch - another attempt at replacing Access?
>> http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Microsoft-LightSwitch-15-Re
>> asons-NonProgrammers-Should-Try-It-Out-321214/?kc=EWKNLEDP08052010A<http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Microsoft-LightSwitch-15-Re%0Aasons-NonProgrammers-Should-Try-It-Out-321214/?kc=EWKNLEDP08052010A>
> Bingo! That's exactly what it is -- .NET, SQL Express BE, easy Table/Forms
> building, and can scale out to the Cloud/Azure.
> It sounds exciting -- the only thing that could kill it would be onerous
> platform or software licensing requirements.
> That's pretty close to what I was thinking about in an earlier post:
>> I would rather get rid of the 20 years of dreck and outdated thinking, and
> come up
>> with a radical, simple, modern database front-end app based on current
> best practice.
>> You could program the foundation in .NET, and let users script it in
> JavaScript, the
>> lingua franca of the Internet.
>> Such an app, if well-conceived, could put a lot of .NET programmers
> out-of-work ;)
> And indeed, the 'professionals' are complaining about the 'hobbyist' focus
> of LightSwitch in the responses to this blog post:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2010/08/03/introducing-microsoft-visual-studio-lightswitch.aspx
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