[REBOL] Re: Rebol vs PHP
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 29-Jan-2001 17:54
IIS with Command should be more than fine. If you want to get fancy, you may
create a dialect or web forms for the non-programmers to update things. From
personal experience, non-programmers love using update forms. Most freak out when
they have to write anything in a particular order into a computer, even when you go
to great lengths to make it easy.
I only read about the ArcIMS system for about 20 seconds. Basicly since it works
with a web browser, linking it should be elementary.
Justin Smith wrote:
> Hello, Ryan.
> On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Ryan Cole wrote:
> > Hello,
> > You should probably make your end desires more clear if you want to make an
> > accurate decision. Everybody has favorites, and usaully for a good reason.
> > Before I dare make a recommendation, to start I would like to hear:
> > What platform are you on now? Next year? In ten years?
> Microsoft Win2K server, IIS 5.0. We'll be sticking with IIS for the
> forseable future.
> > Are you platform flexible?
> > Maximum simultanius users? Next year? In ten years?
> Right now, no more than 10 probably. This isn't ever likely to climb over a
> couple dozen.
> > Are you on a money budget? Time budget?
> Money: we'd rather do it right than cheaply, hence looking at /Command over
> the free PHP. As for time, I've got a couple months.
> > Is this a quick fix or a lasting solution?
> Lasting solution.
> > What languages/servers are you familiar/comfortable with?
> Servers: IIS
> Languages: HTML, REBOL/Core, PHP, C++
> > How important is simplicity to you?
> Very, as non-programmers may have to do some maintenance. PHP is too messy
> in this regard, and I'd have to do a lot of object-orienting to produce a
> simplified API.
> > What sort of things will you be serving (transactions, graphics, everything)?
> Extensive text-based data for this part of the project, including lots of
> sub-form/sub-table type data. The served data will be based on
> sophisticated user querying of multiple fields.
> I'll also be developing interactive mapping with ArcIMS. If I could
> eventually interlink the two components, that'd be wonderful.
> > Are you married to any other systems/programs (like Access)?
> Access right now, although eventually we may be moving to an Oracle backend.
> I hope this is helpful, Ryan.
> Justin Smith
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