Re: Microsoft Access
On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 09:47:42PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> Thus, an Access replacement should do all those things, but w/o
> being buggy. Certainly you could have figured that out
Since my data is stored in XML, I can do everything and more I can do
with Access queries and reports using xsltproc to select bits and
present it. My UI component is sort of a "universal form" -- it has
checkboxes and in particular comboboxes for lookup tables. All that
stuff is done automatically. It doesn't support custom code-behind or
addins, Access has that. But mine supports replication and merging.
You can't use my app to make a order entry application, but I do some
pretty good tricks with it. I download my bank statements and view them
in the UI component. I view diffs in it. I manage my video collection,
and all my contacts, todo list, bills, and account info in it. Since
it's a generic UI component I use it as the "Tools|Options" dialog in a
few custom apps.
It's more of a workalike. I don't care if everybody else thinks it
sucks. The things it doesn't do should be done using a proper RDBMS and
a real frontend.
It does one thing and does it well.