•25 years ago. I wrote a package to handle a Pre-Arranged
Funeral Trust. The software, among
many other things, distributes
the earned Interest to all of the participant accounts, processes transactions, prints master lists, 1099s,
•In the last several weeks, we rewrote this software for
the 5th time. The world of
computers has changed quite a bit since 1982. Back then, I wrote it using the old BasicA, then
GWBasic, then Visual Basic 5
hooked to an Acces 97 Database, then Visual
Basic 6 hooked to an Access 2000 Database. In the last several weeks, we have rewritten this using Access 2003 (VBA). It’s beautiful.
•Business owners should really consider the long term
aspect of a relationship with a
programmer. Who’s going to bridge your current processes into the next new technology?