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    Default Need an unbiased opinion

    I have a client who is interested in developing a database application and wants to know how Alpha 5 measures up to FileMaker Pro (which I don't know) and Microsoft Access (which I do know but not fully committed to). I would like to know your thoughts on this.

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    valerie:

    there have been numerous threads on this topic. Why don't you search the board.

    I hope this helps.

    bob adler

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    Sorry :o( I will take a look.

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    Valerie,

    I don't think you will get to many totally unbiased answers from this board but many people have tried to be as objective as possible. Searching the messages will turn up lots of responses - the problem is to figure out what to search on to limit the number of hits and, unfortunately, I don't have the answer.

    However, here is one thread that you should find useful:
    A5or Access

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    Another good thing about A5 is the response time and quality of those responses on this message board.

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    Thanks so much. I was just sifting through that one. I'm impressed with the prompt responses as well as the honesty.

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    Default RE: Need an unbiased opinion

    Valerie,

    Not to put too fine an edge on it, but you can do something in A5 without have to spend time figuring how to do it, unlike Access, which sometimes defies logic.

    I am a small-time developer because teaching computer science in a community college is my fulltime avocation. I have a few clients running applications I've written and every day I spend with the V5 beta, and the more I learn about it, the more I like it. I've decided to convert my two A4 applications to A5, even though they have been running without any problems for three and five years respectively.

    If you really want to adopt an easy to use relational database product, one with argueably (?) the best user-supported help system (this BBS), you cannot go wrong with A5. Even if you stumble upon something that cannot be done, there are lots of us that will cry along with you, so you won't have to cry alone. (Misery does love company).

    Try it, you'll like it.

    Dave Jampole

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