Subject RE: [firebird-support] Q: Best web server
Author Alan McDonald
> We are a Firebird 2.01, Delphi 7 dev shop. We are very happy with our
> choice of technologies. We do have a customer however, that would
> benefit from not having to deploy our Delphi Windows clients, so a web
> app would do. We know how to make ISAPI DLLs, but the app is going to
> be rather huge and dev work will be ongoing, so we were thinking that
> having to shut down IIS / Appache to replace an ISAPI DLL every 4 hours
> would be considered "bad form".
> A buddy of mine told me about his system that uses MS SQL Server and
> ColdFusion and Fusebox, to power his gaurenteed 99.9% uptime web app.
> Since I know I can trust the advice and experience of the Firebird
> newsgroup members, I'm bringing this question to all of you...
> To power our web app, we want to use Firebird if possible, so is
> ColdFusion the way to go, or is there a better choice? (Either
> Commercial or OpenSource is OK)
> Do we all have to learn Java? Or is there an Object Pascal technology
> we could use that is equivalent to ColdFusion?
> We are open to any suggestions you may recommend (based on your
> experience) We need something that will serve 500 users per
> installation, be hyper-reliable, access Firebird, output
> HTML/JavaScript (no ActiveX)
> What are the competitors to ColdFusion? (Corba? Borland AppServer?
> Visibroker?)
> We are complete newbies in this web app arena.
> Thanks for any suggestions and help you can provide.