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07-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Why did I go with Alpha Software?

Since the 90s Clipper time, I have not developed any applications. Unfortunately, I need to start doing it once again, as such I look at RADs and have narrowed down to Delphi and Alpha Five.

After much digging around, I decided to go with Delphi as applications developed can be deployed on Windows Machines (desktop) and Windows shared hosting accounts (web) while Alpha Five developed web applications can only be deployed on the Alpha WAS. I make a call to the sales department to ask which edition should I purchase if I want to develop both desktop or web applications. The nice lady over the other end asked to to find my answer in the features matrix. Hey I want to give you not only money but plenty of my time on the development platform and you tell me to find my answer from a PDF document.

I filled up the contact form at alphasoftware.com to enquire about the product, Richard Rabins the Co Chairman asked someone to help me when he learnt that I have not been helped yet on the same day. On that Sunday I asked more questions and Richard help me again on a Sunday afternoon.

The hands-on involvement of the Co Chairman made me choose Alpha Five. The forums here also show active company involvements. Since then, I have purchased the All-in-one package and the training materials.

07-29-2010, 04:53 PM
Welcome fellow A5 newbie,

I have had the same experience. Had some issue, for sure. But the Alpha5 maniacs and staff have always tossed me reasonable clues along with the well-deserved jab-to-the-ribs when I miss the obvious.

I love it. Now I am a Solution in search of a Problem.


07-29-2010, 06:15 PM
Once an Alpha-holic always an Alpha-holic.

Welcome to the mad house :-)

08-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Because I can do what I need without programming! From forms to reports to web components - all I have ever needed is in Alpha Five!

As a business owner, I have lots to do. Alpha lets me have my cake and keep track of it, too.

08-03-2010, 08:13 AM
Alpha lets me have my cake and keep track of it, too.
That has got to be THE best Alpha quote ever! :)

08-03-2010, 08:24 AM