Posted on 2016-09-02
My experience is vested in ATdBase, Clipper, FoxPro, VB6 and VBA. I am joint venturing with a developer who has a Clipper project with good commercial support and even better potential. We had considered Visual xHarbour but the lack of documentation makes it a non-starter. So we are now looking at xBase++ and need to find out a little more about it before we invest.
The plan is to be able to compile the existing Clipper code and add a GUI front end. Eventually we will end up rewriting some Clipper code into xBase syntax I'm sure.
Working with VB/VBA is a dream because of the context sensitive help, clear documentation and the large VB/Access Community out there.
So what does xBase offer please?
Does it have VB/VBA type development editor with context sensitive help?
Does it have good documentation with code snips?
Are there 3rd Party Publications worth investing in?
Is there an active Community with people who can help us over difficult hurdles on occasions?
Is there a particular version that is more helpful to the developer? Alaska seems to be the most visible.
Thanks in advance.