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Alpha Anywhere 64-Bit

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    Alpha Anywhere 64-Bit

    From what I can tell Alpha Anywhere V12 (development environment) is still a 32-bit application. When might we see this as a full 64-bit application?

    This question got me curious about why you might want this. What would be the benefit?

    A web search on this is certainly informative:


    I don't see much if any benefit of doing this. Further searches prove this out. And as you'll find, this isn't simply a recompile - it's a re-write of 20 or more years' worth of code we're all using.



      Forcing developers to rewrite code to keep up with technology has happened more than once.
      Admittedly, I think one of those times was more than 20 years ago, yet I know it has happened more recently.
      Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


        I am not speaking about the web app; the issue is the development environment. If the issues were with the performance of the developed end-user application then we could do things like implementing them on an IIS server with over-provisioned hardware. As a matter of fact, the end applications seem to run reasonably well on a not so high-end Core i5-7500 with 16GB running Windows 10 x64.
        The issue is one of the Alpha Anywhere V12 development environment. It has always been sluggish if not downright slow since it first came out (i7 32GB win 10 x64). This system has recently been upgraded to a Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G - 8 core, 16 thread, 32GB that is blazing fast with everything with the exception of Alpha Anywhere V12 development environment. Opening a project can take multiple minutes.


          "Opening a project can take multiple minutes."

          I'll wager that we have the biggest or one of the top 5 biggest applications in Alpha Anywhere and I don't have this issue. Our published webroot has over 1800 items in it. Really large UXs with pre-rendering do take a few seconds to save, but that's a small inconvenience.

          I don't have any suggestion as to why your load time might be so long.


            I wonder if the delay could be caused by the phone home to validate subscription/serial info .
   is a great site to test and share sql code


              Originally posted by madtowng View Post
              Forcing developers to rewrite code to keep up with technology has happened more than once.
              Admittedly, I think one of those times was more than 20 years ago, yet I know it has happened more recently.
              There is especially one firm that reinvents wheel every year. Check here.