is an Advanced Programming Tool, or 4th Generation computer
Language, that was designed specifically to generate high
performance multi-user, multi-company business applications
and has been used for the development of the entire Stamina
Software product range.
does this mean to me ?
processes within the Stamina Software solution have
a consistent look and feel. In a very real sense this
means that once an operator has learnt how to drive
one program they have mastered the entire system ! This
in turn translates to lower initial and ongoing training
costs and a greater likelihood that your operators and
managers will use a larger portion of the system capabilities.
the complete ZAPT development environment is supplied
with all Stamina Software systems you can ensure that
any special extensions that you may have developed for
the system will share this common look and feel, and
also provides the inherent benefits of any 4GL, like
rapid program development, and delivers the framework
for unique features like our Dynamic Binding Technology,
Field Level Security, process shortcuts, keyboard macros,
Context Sensitive Help and much more.
your organization does need custom development performed,
then using the ZAPT 4GL will minimize your overall development
costs, reduce delivery time, and ensure that error free
programs are developed that adhere to the Stamina Software
software developed with ZAPT is converted to compiled
object code which contributes to the phenomenal speed
and highly efficient resource utilization that is a
characteristic of Stamina Software solutions.
does it work ?
all but the most technically inquisitive users, the
answer to this question is irrelevant, as the ZAPT 4GL
tool kit is something that you will simply not come
in contact with, although you will enjoy the benefits
it enables on a daily basis.
consists of a number of discrete tools which are accessed
through a programmers workbench that has been designed
to reduce programmer keystrokes, and errors, in a development
environment. These tools include facilities to create
files, maintain data dictionaries, edit program source
code & maintain the parameters that the main ZAPT
compiler operates on.
high level program descriptor parameters are analyzed
by an optimizing code generator, which produces native
Pick Basic 3GL source code that has proven to be 100%
error free, which is then compiled with the language
compilers supplied with the Advanced Pick:Open Database
you are using D3 as a database on a Unix computer platform,
then it is also possible to have this code optimized
even further by generating C language source code, the
native programming language of Unix, which is then compiled
with an optimizing C compiler to generate native machine
code for your target CPU.