I’m wondering what your experience has been with file size of your exe on windows apps you’ve developed and the speed of the same? Especially client server n-tier apps using databases such as oracle, ms sql server, etc? Does Xojo hold it’s own with other RAD dev software? What about against something like C Plus Plus, etc?
C++ “can” produce code that is faster, but it requires tons of manual attention to the code stucture and I wouldn’t consider that a RAD tool.
In a way the same holds true for Xojo… write cr*ppy code and it won’t be effiecient…
But a well written Xojo application should work for most situations… File size shouldn’t be considered an issue… Diskspace is super cheap compared to the days of old… So trying to save a megabyte here of there probably isn’t worth the time it would take to do it
I’ve never been aware of a performance difference at the driver’s seat point of view. There were a few very complex number crunching things that I had to write a library/plugin for (Montgomery multiplier dealing with 2048 bit encryption).
Otherwise, my Windows apps have been as responsive and snappy as a VC++ version that took far longer to create.
As for file size, are you worried about a small model environment? Disk space is pretty cheap and Xojo’s apps aren’t too big unless you’re just creating a “Hello World!” simple dialog app.
Thanks guys… I really appreciate it. I guess I shouldn’t have compared C Plus Plus since it’s not a Rad tool really. Not really fair to xojo.
Thank so much.