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Hello HMG!

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:42 pm
by melliott42
Hello All,

I used Clipper many years ago. I dabbled in xBase++ and just a bit of xHarbour but not until HMG have I been able to use it in a significant way. HMG looks great! :)

I feel like I have been through a long journey: Access, VB, .Net, Java finally to come home to Clipper\Harbour via HMG. HMG is magnitudes easier to write and maintain than any of the languages I mentioned. It is fun to program again!

:idea: HMG is a goldmine. Perhaps if programmers of the newer languages see it as a new programming paradigm and compare it to Java and .Net maybe it will make it hard to justify staying with these.

Clipper (and now Harbour\HMG) got a lot of things right. The bloatware development platforms of today have missed the boat entirely. Crazy is a numbers thing. If enough people use something it becomes the norm. The industry got used to Java\.Net not having a clear alternative. Perhaps this was a result of marketing and intimidation...who knows. When compared to HMG, it is sad what the industry has accepted as a "good" programming solution.

Bravo HMG!


Re: Hello HMG!

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:21 pm
by luisvasquezcl
Welcome Michael,
You are absolutely right.
New languages have just closed their doors to the majority of programmers developing systems of black boxes and objects.
Nothing better than a code more readable, clean and controlled.
Luis Vasquez.

Re: Hello HMG!

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:04 am
by Rathinagiri
Hi Michael,

Welcome aboard. :)