If you haven’t already, read What Is Clarion? for information regarding Clarion.
What Can Clarion Do For You?
Clarion can make you money faster than any other development tool on the planet.
"Flay that man alive!" I hear the baying of the IT crowd. You cannot make statements like that. So absolute. So arrogant.
Now I will explain myself ..
1. Clarion Is The Best There Is At ..
.. It’s unparalleled in the cooperation of database (stored information) and interface (represented and translated information).
Software Development is all about solving problems. Most of the time we call them Business Problems. We (the software developer) solve Business Problems.
How do we solve Business Problems?
We represent and translate information. Information. That’s it.
Why Clarion is better than anything else is simple. It’s unparalleled in the cooperation of database (stored information) and interface (represented and translated information).
Let’s simplify that.
INTERFACE (Representation and Translation of Information)
Despite it’s own IDE, despite a few strange flaws, Clarion is the best there is at this. It’s so easy to wield the power of fully functional database access and manipulation within template generated or hand coded interfaces.
2. Clarion Has An Amazing 3rd Party Community
Let’s face it, there are a number of 3rd Party Template products that without which, I could not bring such fervor to the table.
How important is the 3rd Party Community?
.. You ship your product and live "file upgrade" free
You have a product like File Manager 3. Without it, you have to write your own file upgrade functionality. Any database change requires your own code. With FM3, you never have to worry. A single increment of a number setting. That’s all. All the database changes are taken care of. You ship your product and live "file upgrade" free.
.. No IIS. No Apache. Just your self-contained Web Server exe.
You have a product such as NetTalk (particularly, but not limited to, it’s WebServer) which allows unprecedented access to all kinds of network communications. You can ship an entire web server, complete with browse/form paradigm web functionality, interacting directly with your database, in a single install. No IIS. No Apache. Just your self-contained Web Server exe.
3. One Developer Is All You Need
With Clarion, less is more. You do not need 10 .Net programmers, 20 Web Scripting Gurus. I can guarantee a better product in far shorter time than the other big languages. Give me a week and I’ll give you back a Desktop and Web single System which contains PDF printing (in both Desktop and Web), Graphing (in both Desktop and Web), and numerous other beneficial pieces of functionality.
This is not to boast. This is to convince you that for solving business problems, for the wielding of databases (Information) and interfaces (Representation and Translation of Information) Clarion is the best there is.
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