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Todd Baremore
Real User
Owner at a legal firm with 1-10 employees
May 17 2018

What is most valuable?

* Speed of development and database connectivity (MS SQL, Oracle, DB2, Btrieve/Pervasive PSQL, ODBC, MySql, and SQLite). * The ability to use the same development environment for both Windows and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Typically an experienced Magic developer can do the work of two to three experienced C#/.NET developers. Customers are amazed at how quickly most new features can be added and bug fixes implemented. I… more»

What needs improvement?

* The configuration of the xpa RIA mobile environment is complex and a discouragement to new developers. * Magic's documentation can be less than complete at times which leads to frustration for new… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Magic is not the cheapest IDE out there. If you are considering Magic xpa, you should do a cost-benefit analysis to feel comfortable with your decision. The Magic sales staff is very helpful in… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been using Magic since 1994. I started with version 5.5 for a district attorney defendant-tracking system. Just two of us wrote an entire solution in six months, including data translation from… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In 1994, Visual Basic and Power Builder were the other contenders. I went with Magic because of the number of development competitions it won at the time.
Freddy Dewulf
Real User
Director at Softica bvba
Feb 14 2019

What is most valuable?

It's a product we know but they use modern tools and give us the ability to connect with the world outside Magic. For us, it's more internet applications, not so much the mobile thing. We also like the web service and the ability to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Magic is rapid, it's a tool which we use to develop, change and maintain our programs. xpa has a lot more features onboard and it gives us the opportunity to do such things so that we can easily adapt and maintain our programs. It gives… more»

What needs improvement?

When you have several tasks, you open a screen in a subtask in developing mode, then you don't see the parent screens. Debugging .NET snippets is not possible, so it lacks the effects to solve problems. First you have to write and test your… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not cheap. The licenses are not cheap. Not at all. They cost much money. There are other tools with free licenses but Magic asks for a lot of money.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. A ten is for something that is perfect and nothing is perfect. I would recommend this product but if you want a cheap product, this solution is not that. A lot of programmers must be Java or… more»
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Roberto Cervantes
Real User
Senior Programmer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

Three major features keep me working with Magic: * Magic’s unique approach to development ensures that the programmer stays focused on the objective of the program (i.e. display all customers in California), instead of the repetitive tasks that surround it (i.e. connect to database, open customers… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to make changes to existing programs to comply with last minute changes in requirements, and/or being able to fix, test, review, and deploy new code in a manner of hours instead of days, definitely gives us a huge advantage over our competitors and this is only possible thanks to Magic’s… more»

What needs improvement?

Magic’s lack of documentation, in both the educational and technical fields, has been a thorn in my side since I can remember. I worked for Magic at the US branch for several years as a consultant, as part of the tech support staff, and as the main instructor for both Magic xpa and Magic xpi. I had… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been working with this tool continuously for the last 30 years. Since the good ol’ days of DOS and Magic v5.02, v5.5, v7.0, v8.0, eDeveloper, uniPaaS, and Magic xpa.

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What is Magic xpa Application Platform?

Magic xpa Application Platform is a code-free, visual development and deployment environment for the quick creation of enterprise-grade mobile, web and desktop apps. Magic xpa lets you leverage the same business logic to develop once and deploy across platforms. You can create a portfolio of high performance business apps with a single skill set and minimal resources. By allowing you to develop, maintain and update apps quickly and cost-effectively, Magic supports your digital transformation and enterprise mobility strategies, making it easy for you to give your business a competitive edge.
Also known as
uniPaaS
Magic xpa Application Platform customers
ADD, Cape plc, Adecco, Kuno Kinzoku Industry Co., GE Capital, Dove Tree, CBS Outdoor, Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Titan Software Systems
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