a new MultiValue Rapid Application Development Tool?
None of the currently available RAD tools allow creation of Visual Basic forms,
with total Windows application integration, and none provide the openness of an
OSMOSiS and MultiValue system.
The design principle of the OSMOSiS-SB
Converter is to create a tool set, which is capable of taking other MultiValue
RAD applications and translating them into the OSMOSiS product’s parameters and
conventions. System Builder, SB+ and Magician applications are the first target
The aim is to be as closely
compatible as possible, and to allow existing developers of these products to
continue using a familiar syntax, which will then be converted to OSMOSiS
format. OSMOSiS removes the isolated environment, which has limited
database developers for a long time. They now have the tools to achieve this
transformation quickly and effectively.
Why move to OSMOSiS from another
The OSMOSiS approach allows developers, who have invested their training in an
existing 4GL, to retain much of that investment. An existing application is
moved completely to OSMOSiS, with little redevelopment required.
Retraining of staff is limited to
the use of new OSMOSiS functionality not available in the user’s current
The developer does not lose
anything, but gains the flexibility of Visual Basic forms. In addition to the
GUI tools there is a complete set of character-based tools enabling both GUI and
character applications on one system. Character-based routines can also be used
in the GUI environment. With OSMOSiS and a MultiValue environment, the
longevity of an existing product is enhanced, and new avenues of business open
It is possible to take an existing
product into the mainstream of Windows applications, whilst retaining all its
character-based options and functions!