• Subject: Re: Topic number ONE
  • From: Terrell Deppe <terrell@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 18:01:05 -0500
  • Organization: R&D Technologies, Inc.

What "time to market" advantage is gained by this?  Unless your developers are
not up to speed on Delphi, I can't imagine screen scrubbing being an advantage
to anyone but the vendor.

Buck Calabro wrote:
> 
> Astonishingly, our company recently terminated development in Delphi to go
> to screen scraping (JWalk).  It seems that "time to market" is more
> important than providing functionality.  Of course, this brings up the topic
> of "what's the point of Client/Server in the first place?"  Is it
> "presentation" (as in GUI) or is it "data exchange" (as in OLE links between
> databases) or something else?  It has been my experience that organisations
> which haven't answered this question for themselves will fail at their C/S
> projects.
> 
> Buck Calabro
> Billing Concepts Albany, NY
> mailto:mcalabro@commsoft.net
> 
> ? -----Original Message-----
> ? From: JBurelle@aol.com
> ? Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 10:25 PM
> ? To:   JAVA400-L@midrange.com
> ? Subject:      Re: Topic number ONE
> ?
> ? Joe;
> ? I hate  to throw a kink in the chain here but could you break this down
> ? even
> ? further?
> ? The only 'goals' I've gotten from the company are:
> ? a) we want gui interfaces
> ? b) we want an intranet
> ? c) we want to do fancy stuff for our customers
> ? d) say what's this thing called 'XML' (just spent seventy dollars on a
> ? book)
> ? e) with drop down lists,and checkboxes you think we can make this
> ? user-proof
> ? f) and, oh by the way, can you do all this in your spare time?
> ?
> ?
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