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CorVision, and the ISG and Attunity logos are the trademarks of Attunity, Inc.

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CorVision History

 

CorVision goes back 40 years!  In 1972, Lou Santoro and Mike Lowery created INFORM --CorVision's utility commands (SORT, LIST, CONSOLIDATE, etc.) to short-cut development of custom applications for time-sharing clients. 

In 1976-'77 Ken Levitt and Dick Berthold ported INFORM to the PDP-11/70. Cortex was formed to market INFORM-11 and used it to deliver a 20 user order entry system at Eddie Bauer.

By 1981-'82, with new investment from A. B. Dick, Cortex ported INFORM to Digital's new VAX/VMS, adding compiled executables. Digital and Cortex promoted INFORM-11 as a pioneering rapid application development system.

By 1984, Jim Warner encapsulated INFORM in a repository-based development tool, naming it Application Factory. INFORM's PROCESS procedural language became Builder.   In 1986, Application Factory was  rechristened CorVision.

In 1986-'89, CorVision solidified as a robust and capable tool for rapidly building significant multi-user applications Rdb support attracted major accounts.  Cortex' marketing and support became international.

By 1992, CorVision version 5 arrived with Query and support for Unix.  By 1993 Cortex supported 'vesting' to Digital's new Alpha line.  In 1994, International Software Group purchased Cortex.

As early as 1987, Cortex recognized the growth in the popularity of the PC, supporting diagrammatic editing of menus and data relationships in CorVision.  In 1993 a client-server version was released, but not widely adopted.  In 1997 Cortex beta tested CorVision-10 which generated for PC's but CorVision itself stayed anchored on VMS.  CorVision-10 proved more difficult than hoped, and was never released.

1994 saw the last innovative CorVision release: V5.11. The extra-fee Y2K release, V5.12.2, marked the end of development. 


In 2002 Order Processing Technologies offers its CV2VB service, porting CorVision applications to Visual Basic.  In 2003, Order Processing Technologies offers CV2VB service, porting CorVision applications VB.NET, and the CV2VB CorVision replacement tool set.

Order Processing Technologies is not affiliated with Attunity Inc., the owner of CorVision.

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Order Processing Technologies

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