Subject RE: [IB-Architect] OT: IB6 readiness...opinions solicited
Youre right... sorry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Helen Borrie [mailto:helebor@...]
Sent: 17. august 2000 02:04
Subject: RE: [IB-Architect] OT: IB6 readiness...opinions solicited

Please move this discussion into private email. It is completely off-topic.

Thank you.


At 05:39 PM 16-08-00 -0500, you wrote:
>I really don't want to get into a pissing contest here. I recognize and
>respect your points... all of them.
>My only point here is that if this site represents the "cool stuff" you can
>do with ISAPI and Delphi, my studying time is best spent on a platform that
>will produce respectable performance... in other words, if this is the best
>that IB and Delphi can do it is NOT a platform on which a production
>can be launched. Which was the basis of the original question. I can do
>stuff with Q-Basic too, or on the C64. But why? There is absolutely no
>practical application for such a thing.
>I suspect this is NOT an IB problem, but with the use of Delphi as a web
>development tool.
>I don't mean to cut on Delphi here, seriously. But for cripe's sake, lets
>move on to a platform built for the web rather than trying to translate
>something that's almost as old as I am into a patch that can be used to
>splice old technology into a webserver.
>He talks consistently throughout the website's tutorial pages about how
>ISAPI and Delphi are supposed to boost the performance of webpages, beat
>scripted sites relative to their speed, etc., but the performance boost is
>simply not there... I have noted through countless hours of web surfing
>ISAPI-based websites (i.e. those whose URLs end in .dll or .exe) are not as
>fast, stable, or robust as those written in ColdFusion or (God forgive me)
>So what's the point?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dominique Louis [mailto:dlouis@...]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 5:31 PM
>Subject: Re: [IB-Architect] OT: IB6 readiness...opinions solicited
>Jared Rypka-Hauer wrote:
> >
> > It serves more like it's hooked up to a dialup modem rather than a cable
> > modem... who's his cable provider, the Pony Express? Or maybe he hosts
> > a 486DX-2/66 (kidding)... I do think it is too slow to be a good site to
> > to sell a client on IB.
>I didn't I say anywhere it was extremely fast, But for showing what Delphi
>is capable in terms of dynamic pages / ISAPI, I think it is extremely good.
>If you look at the Guest Page you'll even see that David Intersimone (
>Inprise's VP of Developer relations ) says it's a "cool site".
>I'm sure if you offered to put a T1 line in Shiv's house or to host the
>Matlus site, I would be surprised if he complains. If you really want to
>show the site off to a prospective client, why not ask Shiv if he is able
>to lend you the site so you can demo it to a client from you T1 line as
>another option.
> > I am working on an intranet app for a real-estate leasing office and am
> > planning to use IB6 with the IB5.6 ODBC driver or the custom tags for
> > ColdFusion posted on the site under Articles (haven't
> > yet, not sure I want to tackle the C++ stuff, using ODBC for now).
>I you're worried about speed ( as you have indicated above ) forget ODBC
>and hook straight into InterBase's API.
>Dominique Louis
>Delphi Developer and aspiring Delphi Game Developer.
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