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Re: Developing a forms based web application

From: "paul butler" <paul(at)entropia(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Developing a forms based web application
Date: 2003-01-29 14:05:15
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From:           	Aarni Ruuhimäki <aarni(dot)ruuhimaki(at)kymi(dot)com>
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To:             	<stevemca(at)optushome(dot)com(dot)au>
Subject:        	Re: [NOVICE] Developing a forms based web application
Date sent:      	Wed, 29 Jan 2003 15:49:32 +0200
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Completely forgot about cold fusion, haven't used it since 4.5, MX
is touted as a friendly j2ee front end. Definitely worth a look, easy
to get into but again, the level of client interactivity you get from an
access form/app will require a bit of work.
> Hi Steve !
> If you are willing to spend some money on this, please have look at
> MacroMedia's ( former Allaire ) ColdFusion for Linux.
> cfml (ColdFusionMarkupLanguage) is easy to learn, fast and straight-forward,
> yet powerful tool for even more complex web-applications. And there are
> plenty of editors, for writing and generating the 'code' + html, like
> ColdFusion Studio ( ok, you'll need one win-box for that ). One neat feature
> is that cfml goes right into html like php but the syntax is much simpler.
> And you can also use JavaScript where you like etc. The server even generates
> form validation scripts for you.
> I have used CF Pro Linux + RH + PgSQL for a year and half now, and when I
> started I would not have dreamed of things I do with it now.
> You can generate your forms 'on the fly' and populate them with data,
> list-boxes, radio buttons, action buttons, almost anything goes, interacting
> with mail servers and so on.
> I've had no problems with the software, other than unexpetedly high traffic
> and that was solved with tuning and raising the number of servers to start
> and connections limits in CF + Apache + Pg. My databases are small and quite
> simple ones, the biggest just under 20 000 rows, so I do not have experience
> with really big dbs, I admit, but have a look anyway.
> Best regards,
> aarni

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