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The power of OpenVMS has been under your nose all this time
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u***@gmail.com
2017-06-10 12:27:39 UTC
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http://www.synergex.com/openvms

Synergy/DE includes the following products and features for development and deployment on OpenVMS. Development on OpenVMS can be compatible with Windows and Linux/Unix development.

For OpenVMS development, Synergy/DE includes

Synergy DBL, a cross-platform DIBOL-based language with base class libraries and object-oriented features.
xfServer, a high-performance data server that enables Synergy applications to access remote RMS data.
Access to remote Synergy logic from the following clients via xfServerPlus:
Java and Synergy on Windows and Linux/Unix systems
.NET on Windows systems
ODBC and ADO.NET access to RMS data from Windows clients via xfODBC.
SQL Connection, a SQL API that enables Synergy applications to access third-party databases (Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and other ODBC-compliant databases).
Access to RMS data files.
UI Toolkit, a library and utilities for creating user interfaces that are compatible with Linux/Unix and Windows development.
Synergy/DE Repository, a centralized location for your data definitions.
Synergy APIs, which enable applications to send and receive via HTTP and HTTPS, directly access sockets for TCP/IP communication, directly access XML from your Synergy applications, use shared images written in other languages, and more.
Encryption support.
Simon Clubley
2017-06-10 14:52:59 UTC
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Post by u***@gmail.com
http://www.synergex.com/openvms
Synergy/DE includes the following products and features for development and
deployment on OpenVMS. Development on OpenVMS can be compatible with Windows
and Linux/Unix development.
1) Since the spiel you quote mentions multiple operating systems then why is
this the "power of OpenVMS" ? Any alleged advantages for this language would
also apply to those other operating systems.

2) I've used multiple versions of DIBOL, including this version. It is very
much a niche specific language and is not a general purpose language in the
sense of C++ or Ada. You are not going to be doing Fortran style number
crunching or C style low level system programming with this language.

3) Unless it's changed in the last few years, the above version of DIBOL
needs a run-time licence for every system on which programs built with it
will be run on.

4) You may find this article to be of use:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_reading

Simon.
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Arne Vajhøj
2017-06-13 01:32:44 UTC
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Post by u***@gmail.com
http://www.synergex.com/openvms
Synergy/DE includes the following products and features for development and deployment on OpenVMS. Development on OpenVMS can be compatible with Windows and Linux/Unix development.
For OpenVMS development, Synergy/DE includes
Synergy DBL, a cross-platform DIBOL-based language with base class libraries and object-oriented features.
xfServer, a high-performance data server that enables Synergy applications to access remote RMS data.
Java and Synergy on Windows and Linux/Unix systems
.NET on Windows systems
ODBC and ADO.NET access to RMS data from Windows clients via xfODBC.
SQL Connection, a SQL API that enables Synergy applications to access third-party databases (Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, and other ODBC-compliant databases).
Access to RMS data files.
UI Toolkit, a library and utilities for creating user interfaces that are compatible with Linux/Unix and Windows development.
Synergy/DE Repository, a centralized location for your data definitions.
Synergy APIs, which enable applications to send and receive via HTTP and HTTPS, directly access sockets for TCP/IP communication, directly access XML from your Synergy applications, use shared images written in other languages, and more.
Encryption support.
It may be a nice product suite.

But nothing really remarkable.

DIBOL is not exactly new.

There are several other of client/server solutions to expose access to
RMS files.

Access to various RDBMS'es is not particular unique.

UI toolkit, HTTP support, TCP/IP sockets support, XML support is also
very common.

Arne

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