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Re: Web Development with Database

From: Jim Caley <caley(at)chesco(dot)com>
To: David Link <dlink(at)soundscan(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, "pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Web Development with Database
Date: 2001-10-17 20:18:18
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I've been having very good results using Enhydra (see, or
specifically for the open source version,  This
uses JDBC.


David Link wrote:
> > > I'm playing around with Macromedia's Dreamweaver and ColdFusion which
> > > can use ODBC to connect to databases. (It can also use JDBC, OLE DB
> > > and
> > > has native support for Oracle and others -- not PG though :-)
> >
> > IMHO, Dreamweaver and Coldfusion leave a lot to be desired as real
> > production platforms.  For playing around, they've OK.
> What I have found for Web application development with Database are the
> following solutions, in order of desirability:
> 1. Perl CGI programs using Perl:DBI for Database connectivity.
>     This gives you lots of flexibility.  And with Apache Perl Mod you no
> longer need to fork a new process for every client request.
> 2. Java Server Pages (JSP) using JDBC.  It requires some Java Servlet
> Engine running along side Apache.
>     This gives you lots of flexibility, although development is not as
> fast as perl development.  One could start out with Perl CGI and migrate
> to JSPs as a project becomes more robust.
> 3. Macromedia's ColdFusion Server running along side Apache.  It uses
> ODBC.  It allows the use of ColdFusion Tags to extend HTML and allow SQL
> (among other things).
>    This is about as effective as using PHP or ePerl.
> 4. Active Server Pages (ASP) by Microsoft.  This requires the use of the
> IIS web server rather than Apache.  ASPs can use Microsoft's ActiveX
> Document Object (ADO) model on top of Microsoft's OLE DB database
> connectivity which may rely on ODBC to connect to Databases that do not
> support M$'s OLE DB.
>    Too proprietary.
> What are other people's opinions on this?
> What is developed on?
> Thanks -David
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