I am using VaRPG, or rather, beginning to use it.  Performance was something I 
looked at.  So far results have been positive, with very adequate file read & 
writes.   Since I am looking at user response times instead of file processing, 
I am more interested in load-up times for applications, user acceptance,  and 
the linking of various data.

I've found a couple of very positive things from a user's performance point of 
view: 

1) training time is almost nothing. Users pick up on it almost instantly.  

2) various pieces of information can be grouped and presented much more clearly 
so the user has a lot fewer actions to perform to find what he/she is looking 
for.  One choice was to use a Notebook part and to have several tabs visible so 
the user could select a tab and get information that had previously been 
another function key and panel.  While this seems minor, it hasn't been 
received as minor.

3) the data are much clearer. One common response has been "But those numbers 
are wrong.  We did much better/worse than that graph shows" and then upon 
review, the numbers are right after all. 

4) I think I have never installed any application that received so little 
comment and was put into service so easily and completely.


In <E172E9A39B9DD11180DD0060B0573515123BD3@MAIL>, on 01/20/99 
   at 08:34 AM, Joel Fritz <JFritz@sharperimage.com> said:

>The VB thread kind of coincides with a current interest of mine.  We're
>looking for a GUI development tool to develop apps that have an odbc
>connection to the 400.  We're not going to rewrite our order entry or
>merge purge applications, but we're thinking of doing actual file access. 
>I've heard bad things about performance in applications that do a lot of
>IO.  The recent Access discussion didn't make me feel real secure.

>I'm interested in hearing about people's experience with GUI tools,
>particularly performance.  

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