[REBOL] Re: Rebol vs PHP
From: jthsmith:unm at: 26-Jan-2001 13:19
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Ryan Cole wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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?
> What languages/servers are you familiar/comfortable with?
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
> 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.
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