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[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. --Ryan 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? > > Nope. > > > 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 > > Justin Smith > New Mexico Natural Heritage Program > University of New Mexico > Department of Biology > 167 Castetter Hall > Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 > 505-277-3822 x226 > 505-277-3844 (fax) > [jthsmith--unm--edu] > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400 I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Einstein