Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Best Database of 2005: Alpha Five V7

CRN recently named Alpha Five V7 the Best Database of 2005. It beat FileMaker Version 8 and Microsoft Access for the top honor.

I was fortunate enough to work on Alpha Five starting with version 1.0 about fourteen years ago. Selwyn, Pete, and Doug deserve credit for designing the original product. I left Alpha Software almost 10 years ago. I wonder how much of the original code is still in V7.

In any case, congratulations to Richard, Selwyn, Cian and others for the CRN award. It's great to see a small company taking on the bigger players and winning in the SMB Database market.

(via Pete @ DevelopingStorm)
 

2 comments:

Pete said...

I don't know how much code, but I recognize icons I designed from the web site.

directorblue said...

Do any of these sound familiar?

A_ENGINE
A_SESS
A_DD
A_FORM
A_BROWSE
A_XBASIC
...etc...

I wonder how many, if any, of these layers still exist. And, if they do, how much they've transmogrified over the years.