Simplicity is the Key to Success
Too often projects and systems fail due to complexity. Keeping
IT simple improves the odds of success no matter what you are
doing. This fundamental belief in keeping things simple runs to
the core of the PxPlus Development Suite.
Business applications are difficult enough to create and
implement, so why struggle with a complex language or challenging
installations. PxPluss core development language is a
dialect of Basic that can be learned quickly and easily. This
means that you can focus your efforts on the challenges of
By keeping things simple you get faster development of
applications and a much shortened learning curve for the
developers. PxPlus handles XML or UML constructs, so you can
concentrate on what matters, making sure the business
application works properly.
Just because it's not complex doesn't mean it's not powerful.
PxPlus supports a wide variety of coding styles form standard
procedural to object oriented programming (OOP). It includes many
of today's latest concepts such as associative arrays and direct
XML and JSON data manipulation all the while focusing on keeping
the core language constructs simple and easy to learn and follow.
Sometimes it's the little things that can pose the biggest
challenges, for example take the simple need to provide sorting
by date on lists. While this sounds easy, when you need to be
able to provide dates in a wide variety of formats with the
potential of different languages used for month names, this
simple task can turn quite complex. Not with PxPlus.
Functionality like this is built into the language so all the
developer needs to do is specify that the column is a date and
let the system take care of the rest.
Throughout the PxPlus environment many of the time consuming
tasks and features expected of business applications are
addressed by the language itself. For example, via the Query
system you can provide the user data exporting and charting
functions. Having the availability to a Report Writer and Web
services gives your application access to modern reporting tools.
These are just a few of the features that you quickly add to your
applications list of features.
We live in a graphical world and PxPlus has a truly feature
rich graphical environment designed to run either on the Windows
desktop or on the Web. Applications developed using the PxPlus
graphical toolset, Nomads, can also run on both graphical
environments with little or no changes.
Graphical interfaces are often some of the most complex to
create. There are so many things to worry about: tips, drag and
drop, resizing, tab sequences, etc. however; PxPlus is designed
to handle most of these challenges, freeing you to concentrate on
the underlying business logic.
Time is money -- so, who needs to have to spend a lot of time
and effort installing software?
Installation and setup of PxPlus is simply a matter of running
a standard Windows install or unzipping the installation file. No
special system configuration changes are needed saving you and
your customers' time and, more importantly, money.
For Linux installs, we pre-compile and provide runnable
binaries for most of the current popular Linux systems allowing
you to avoid the overhead to download, compile, and install the