> > Almost all of the easy to use "progamming" environments ask you to put
> > a "made with" logo somewhere on the final product as part of the
> > license agreement (which few people bother to read), but depending on
> > what you're actually trying to create, NONE of them are as easy to use
> > and cross-platform, while still being as highly versitile as FileMaker
> > Pro.
> > The only way to get a product that is truely "yours" would be to use a
> > real programming language like C, then you can do whatever you want.
> Revolution lets you build any type of GUI application for Mac, Windows,
> and UNIX/Linux, and includes hefty database support and ODBC.
> Revolution only requires the string "Made with Revolution" and a small
> logo -- you have total control over the About box and all other aspects
> of your application.
> With this flexibility comes a trade-off: developing in FMP is often
> faster since its feature set is very focused, while Rev pretty much lets
> you build anything you can imagine, database or otherwise. But its
> language is very similar to the friendly HyperTalk, and has an
> order-of-magnitude shorter development cycle than C or even Java -- and
> runs wicked fast on all platforms.
> See <http://www.runrev.com>
I've only had a quick look at Revolution, but it does look pretty good.
But, like ALL easy to use "programming" environments (including
FileMaker Pro) the final runtime application is HUGE - although by
today's monolithic applications that's a relative term. :o\
The reason for this is that the runtime application usually has to try
and cover ALL the bases, rather than just what your solution actually
"Just trying to help whenever I can." :o)