Posted by: Bud Ingraham
“Nothing from their technologies works really good, indeed they never
( DDE, OLE, OCX ... ). It is all Marketing and will ever be!”
“That's just a bunch of hooey. They may start out as marketing, but
these technologies do work.”
Looking back through the history, I have seen about 5 different methods
of accessing data coming out of the Microsoft camp. All of these
methods are inferior to the method that the early SQLWindows team put
together. It is FAR easier, and has always been quicker to access data
using the native Gupta routers than anything that Microsoft dreamed up.
Remember the JET engine – STILL makes me shutter when I think about it.
On a different vein – DDE – that was pretty good “hope and pray”
technology. ActiveX is nothing more than a mature OLE. Give Microsoft
10 years, and they just might get a technology half decent. Of course,
at that stage, they will dump it, and steer you to another new and buggy
technology. This is how they make money! They get a standard going,
and just when everybody has converted to it – they switch to another
technology. There is very little money to be made after everybody
switches. This is why when they finally got ODBC stabilized, and
everyone using it in some manner – they abandon it and no longer support
it – ie – no more quick money in it for them.
Yes, Microsoft DOES know how to market. We are all talking about .Net
technology, and NOT even Microsoft can accurately specify what it is!
Hey, hey, but they do have us talking about it, and afraid that we will
“miss the boat”. Their gooooood at this……