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TOPIC: Documentation for someone new in XBase

Documentation for someone new in XBase 1 year 10 months ago #2317

  ic2's Avatar Topic Author ic2 Offline Posts: 499
We have a new employee who is most likely leading one of our clients in the X# era. However, his knowledge of xBase is 0,0 and we found that despite the well maintained documentation of X#, xBase commands like dbServer, skip etc are not documented. Paul Piko's Vulcan at Warpspeed doesn't either.

Does anyone have a suggestion (some documentation) which will help him gain knowledge about creating X#/Vulcan programs using dbserver & command? I remember I used the South Sea Adventures for learning VO - something like that?

One strange thing: he installed X# and this is how the PDF looks like. Also after a re-install. It looks fine on my Pc. Does this make sense to anyone?



Dick
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Documentation for someone new in XBase 1 year 10 months ago #2318

  wriedmann's Avatar wriedmann Away Posts: 1573
Hi Dick,

I have a Vulcan book here, in PDF format.



If you need an address of the author, I can search for it.

Unfortunately I think that things like DBServer are only there for legacy code ported over from VO, soif someone should maintain ported applications, he should lean VO.

Wolfgang
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Documentation for someone new in XBase 1 year 10 months ago #2327

  ic2's Avatar Topic Author ic2 Offline Posts: 499
Hello Wolfgang,

Thanks for your suggestion; I know Alwyn from Devshare and have his address but didn't know this book. I found the book you mention on www.govulcan.net/portal/LearningVulcanNE...bid/125/Default.aspx but of course half the links there don't work anymore. I'll check out which of the sources there would be best to help him understand DBF use. There's also Paul's Warp speed book, but not much about DBF there; a book from Dieter and clickstartvulcan.net notes from Phil.

Dick

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Documentation for someone new in XBase 1 year 10 months ago #2336

  robert's Avatar robert Offline Posts: 1004
Dick,

I have seen the distorted PDF as well when opening with Edge. It looks fine in Adobe Reader.
The PDF includes font subsets to save on disk space. Edge does not seem to like that.

Robert
XSharp Development Team
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Documentation for someone new in XBase 1 year 10 months ago #2337

  FFF's Avatar FFF Away Posts: 577
Dick,
possibly the most complete would be the Vo2.5 manual - i still have these 15cm thick papers ;)- lot's of good writing.
The problem with Alwyns book is, that it handles dbf as whole rather cursory, that will not suffice/help someone foreign to the mindset of xbase/dbf...

Karl

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