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Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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Wow !

Those were the days......


Waz...

Prod:WebFOCUS 7.6.10/8.1.04Upgrade:WebFOCUS 8.2.07OS:LinuxOutputs:HTML, PDF, Excel, PPT
In Focus since 1984
Pity the lost knowledge of an old programmer!

 
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Oh I hated that product!
 
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I actually never worked with it - I just rescued the disc from the bin.

For me, it's Mainframe FOCUS > PC FOCUS > WebFOCUS.

What's next, CloudFOCUS?


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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I just dumped boxes and boxes of 'FOCUS for Windows' and 'PC FOCUS' diskettes and CDs. I should have kept disk one from each batch.

I think we bought our first PC FOCUS in the mid-80's, when it first came out. Does anyone remember IBI also offering Mac, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga versions? They may have just been rumored or betas only.

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I remember our head office moved, and we were without the mainframe for a week.

I shifted the report I was working on to pc FOCUS.

After acouple of minor changes....

MF took 5 minutes
PC took 5 hours.

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What's next, CloudFOCUS?


As long as it isn't iFOCUS, as the maps won't work.


Waz...

Prod:WebFOCUS 7.6.10/8.1.04Upgrade:WebFOCUS 8.2.07OS:LinuxOutputs:HTML, PDF, Excel, PPT
In Focus since 1984
Pity the lost knowledge of an old programmer!

 
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Too bad I don't have Volume 1 Number 1 ...


WebFOCUS 7.7.05 Windows, Linux, DB2, IBM Lotus Notes, Firebird, Lotus Symphony/OpenOffice. Outputs PDF, Excel 2007 (for OpenOffice integration), WP
 
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Originally posted by Francis Mariani:
I actually never worked with it - I just rescued the disc from the bin.

For me, it's Mainframe FOCUS > PC FOCUS > WebFOCUS.

What's next, CloudFOCUS?


FOCUS.Net


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Server/Client, ReportCaster, Dev Studio: 7.6.11
Resource Analyzer, Resource Governor, Library, Maintain, InfoAssist
OS: Windows Server 2003
Application/Web Server: Tomcat 5.5.25
Java: JDK 1.6.0_03
Authentication: LDAP, MRREALM Driver
Output: PDF, EXL2K, HTM

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Oracle 10g
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MSSQL Server 2005
Access/FoxPro
 
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George, I like the artwork.

Though about framing it ?


Waz...

Prod:WebFOCUS 7.6.10/8.1.04Upgrade:WebFOCUS 8.2.07OS:LinuxOutputs:HTML, PDF, Excel, PPT
In Focus since 1984
Pity the lost knowledge of an old programmer!

 
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There are more, Waz. I think this may have been Gerry's personal modern art collection?


WebFOCUS 7.7.05 Windows, Linux, DB2, IBM Lotus Notes, Firebird, Lotus Symphony/OpenOffice. Outputs PDF, Excel 2007 (for OpenOffice integration), WP
 
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MMeager, I saw an actual working alpha version of MacFocus in the late 80's here in the old IBI Dallas office. The demo was on an early color Mac. The company I worked with at the time, VMX, owned VaxFocus and we merged with a California company, Opcom, that was Mac-centric. So they were very excited about the MacFocus potential. Alas, it never did.



In FOCUS since 1985 - WF 8.009/8.104 Win 8 Outputs: ALL of 'em! Adapters: Sql Server Teradata Oracle
 
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Too bad I don't have Volume 1 Number 1 ...

I don't have Volume 1 Number 1 of the Journal, but here is Volume 1 Number 1 of the 'FOCUS Systems Journal Encyclopedia:

First entry was written by one of our frequent Focal Point contributors: John Gelona.
 
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Looks like the Eighties have come back around again.


Waz...

Prod:WebFOCUS 7.6.10/8.1.04Upgrade:WebFOCUS 8.2.07OS:LinuxOutputs:HTML, PDF, Excel, PPT
In Focus since 1984
Pity the lost knowledge of an old programmer!

 
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Thanks everyone, for a walk down memory lane!

Great looking forum. Here's another contribution...



Ernie


WebFOCUS
 
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That's going back a bit!


Francis


Give me code, or give me retirement. In FOCUS since 1991

Production: WF 7.7.05M, Dev Studio, BID, MRE, WebSphere, DB2 / Test: WF 8.1.05M, App Studio, BI Portal, Report Caster, jQuery, HighCharts, Apache Tomcat, MS SQL Server
 
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How far back can we go ?


Waz...

Prod:WebFOCUS 7.6.10/8.1.04Upgrade:WebFOCUS 8.2.07OS:LinuxOutputs:HTML, PDF, Excel, PPT
In Focus since 1984
Pity the lost knowledge of an old programmer!

 
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To all, it is interesting reading all your memories with FOCUS/WebFOCUS from earlier years, keep the good stories coming in!! Big Grin

Cheers,

Kerry


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