Uniface vs Windev

Author: daniel.cabero@euralis.com (cabero)

Could we try to build an objective comparison between Uniface and Windev ? I use to work with Uniface since a many years , and I know pretty well the qualities and some defaults;) of this Workbench, but , the Windev workbench seem to be very powerfull , with a lot of helps for the developpers, integrating lot of tools, from de  analysis - dev  and deployement process. The user interface of the windev workbench seems to be much more rich and powerfull that the Uniface (9.6 àr 9.7 at least) dev environnement Could we have objective arguments in favour of Uniface that we could argue in front the Windev qualities ? No-One will risk some arguments ? So i Will start: (+) WINDEV  : No deployment licence costs => Free applications for end-users

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  1. No-One will risk some arguments ? So i Will start: (+) WINDEV  : No deployment licence costs => Free applications for end-users


    Author: cabero (daniel.cabero@euralis.com)
  2. cabero said Could we try to build an objective comparison between Uniface and Windev ? ...

    Building an objective comparison to me means to compare the two products feature by feature and as a secondary item to build a small application and test real portability over various platforms. IMHO price is latest item to be analyzed after weigthing pro & cons of available features; from a marketing perspective free runtime (and free development?) is a very strong message but it means to me they MUST get money from somewhere else to survive in the long run (proServices?). I've never met WinDev nor WinWeb nor WinDev Mobile on the field despite those many thousands of developers claimed by their siteso I cannot help you directly. Anyhow I've tried five minutes ago to download either WinDev or WinDev Mobile (You know: curiousity killed the cat!) but I've waited and waited and waited and still waiting now while writing an answer from ftp4.pcsoft.fr...not a great start! When I'll be able to have an installable piece of software I'll give it a try either the Windows version or the Mobile one. My 2 cents... Gianni


    Author: gianni (gianni.sandigliano@unifacesolutions.com)
  3. cabero said No-One will risk some arguments ? So i Will start: (+) WINDEV  : No deployment licence costs => Free applications for end-users  

    Free tools -> This is not always accepted by customers who demand secure apps...


    Author: dammie (dammie@seznam.cz)
  4. dammieX said
    cabero said No-One will risk some arguments ? So i Will start: (+) WINDEV  : No deployment licence costs => Free applications for end-users  
    Free tools -> This is not always accepted by customers who demand secure apps...  

    What's the link between cost and security? Also free tools could be secure! (Apache,JAVA,LibreOffice,Mozilla,...) On the other side, is Windows or Office secure as you have to pay for them? Another fact is, does the software is open or closed. Okay, viruses and trojaner most of them are for free. But the opposite implication is not true :-) Back to the question from Daniel It is not easy to compare to software packages. What are your preferences? 1) Compatibility 2) Relaibility 3) Productivity 4) Cost (yes it is also an argument) ... Much more topics In my opinion, Uniface is very strong in 2) and 3) And even topic 1, as Uniface can handle so much different platforms Okay, the cost may be argument against UnifAce. On the other hand, if one developer can do the same then five on other languages ... So, it isn't easy to compare :-) Ingo


    Author: istiller (i2stiller@gmx.de)