Donald Bolton

Donald Bolton BeoStyx

Niner since 2009


  • The Access Show: Access 2010 demo of Access Services and web databases

    Holy *.


    My big question is why did you guys not just come out and say "We have made a quatum leap with the direction we are taking Access..."  and why not add that you are introducing some radical new concepts in writing code (especially converting that code to JavaScript for you)?  Don't get me wrong, I'm ready to embrace this brave  But putting a "Oh we just added this, and we're doing this now, and you're going to like this but don't mind the shellshock..." face on it all is a bit disconcerting.


    I expect a plethora of post release documentation to help us through these changes.  I do NOT expect to go out and buy a whole new set of books to have them explained to me.


    Otherwise, I like what I see.  I was just in a downright quandry on contemplating how to move my Access app to the web: total rewrite using Expression Web?  Silverlight?  How much more time would I have to invest.  Then you all handed this little treasure.  Actually it's a godsend.  For now I say screw the costs: let me do my experimenting with the betas, and I'll let you know how we're looking on a bank loan.


    I see understandable gripes in this thread.  But once you all understand the little fact (sarcastically) that this is a paradigm shift, you might like what's going on.  I just wish the developent guys would have made that point a little bit clearer.