Registered: Aug 2010
10-17-12 04:38 PM
Quote from luckybastard:
Totally agreed that it's only a matter of time before Sterling is out of business. Their API is just a big fat joke. Using COM for API communication, LOL, COM was never designed for speed. It's obsolete and slow as hell. Socket based API, not going through the platform but directly to the server, is of course the future and I'm happy to see other platform developers do see that and are finally jumping in. Hopefully Sterling gets soon what they deserve: chapter 11.
As much as I hate COM and their API, I've had a great deal of success with Sterling. The COM aspect was probably bad years ago, but with C++/CLI and .NET languages, the auto-generated wrappers make the platform tolerable.
Except for maybe Anvil, I think Sterling has the most usable front end.