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    Dust off the Delphi and Paradox?


    I have done some due diligence on RTFM(Google, wiki), but am still not clear on the status of my old tools. All the new jargon has been a bit painful. But no less than jumping into a game that is seven years old. Much less so far.

    After ten years of driving a truck I have been thinking of dusting off the old tools and maybe putting some old code in the public domain. The NDA is long over. ;p

    I am wondering if taking money for this stuff has spoiled the fun of doing it. We shall see.

    Joe Patterson
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    Hi Joe,

    Welcome back.
    Was there a question in your post?

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    The "status of my tools" is the question. Wondering if anyone is still using Paradox for Windows and is it still marketed.
    The fact that there is a Delphi forum bodes well for that.

    It is just sad that the really nice tools can not compete with the big dog. I still think I will love Paradox for data modelling. Looks like SQL servers are about the only databases now. So clunky. SQL is to databases as BASIC is to programming languages. An attempt to convince people that you don't need to know what you are doing.

    I saw an article about MMORPGs using SQL for server dbs. Surely not for anything that needs to be quick.
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    I too brought out the "old" tools a few years ago and haven't looked back. Unfortunately, Paradox is a bit toooooo old at this point, so I would suggest you look elsewhere.

    Which version of Delphi are you working with? As far as viable, more current databases, MySQL (which is almost free) http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ and Firebird (which is free) http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/downloads/ and Postgre (which is free) http://www.postgresql.org/download/ .

    For connection components to these and other databases, you can look into ZEOS (which is free) http://zeos.firmos.at/ (download 6.6.6 stable).

    As far as Delphi forums/help you can look here:

    http://delphi.about.com/
    http://stackoverflow.com/ enter Delphi as a tag
    http://dn.embarcadero.com/delphi/programming
    http://www.delphibasics.co.uk/index.html
    http://www.felix-colibri.com/index.html

    Hope this helps you get started...
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    Thx. That kept me busy a while.

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