AITD - Am I the dinosaur? (1 Viewer)

skroser

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Hi all,

I started writing applications in Access version 2.0 and am still doing it in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. My most complex application was a sales system for a sausage factory, it had a module that programmatically created forms, including 100's of lines of VBA and with optimized layout based on data. I recently wrote an Access system that manages the complex betting rules that have evolved over 25 years of playing poker with the same group of guys - it's a shared screen on Zoom.

I often ask myself whether or not Access is a relic which should be left behind along with floppy discs and dial-up modems. But then a project comes along that would be several times the cost, or not even feasible, in a different platform.

I'm looking forward to learning and contributing here.

Steve
 

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theDBguy

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Hi. Welcome to AWF!
 

Isaac

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@skroser , Sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing your background.
Welcome to the AWF !
 

isladogs

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I suppose you would have answered your own question if you were still using Access 2.0
Assuming you aren't, you have evolved since then!

You might be interested in this thread of mine from last year:
 

The_Doc_Man

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Don't worry about being a dinosaur. When I retired a few years ago, I had spent 28 1/2 years with the U.S. Navy (Reserve and later SPAWAR division) as an OpenVMS system admin. It was an O/S that came out in the late 1970s, but it was my specialty because I got on board with it early. Forty years later, it was still in use - at version 8.4 - and I was certified in it. About a year after I retired, my assistants shut it down for the last time because they had finally - after over 20 years of trying - upgraded it to a web-based app.

I can't TELL you how many times I was referred to, more or less politely, as the "resident dinosaur herder."
 

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