We usually develop client/server app. for enterprise with only database functionality.
We prefer to use VB since it doesn't fix to any single database brand, but
we also like 4GL ease of use and free from common DB development features
like master-details, locking, transaction control.

Is there any tools/components/frameworks that help VB developer get close
to Database 4GL tools ?

What are you guys,DB pro, using to develop pure DB app. and find it works
well for app. with 70 - 200 forms and 50-100 reports per system ? Just VB
?
Please share your successful experience. Thank you.