Subject RE: [firebird-support] Q: Best web server
Author Nigel Weeks
And if you do use PHP, there are a LOT of PHP users here. ( )

Also, (and now we drift off-topic, sorry), there are a few rapid application
generator tools available via this list, to get your app running very

I did one for Lester last week:

He supplied an sql file with the DDL in it, and XCode produced the PHP
scripts you see in the directory. They require the ActiveBlox DB
abstraction and GUI components, but they're free, so you're cooking.

The 15,258 lines of code took about 10 seconds to produce.

Nigel Weeks
Tech Support and Systems Developer
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[] On Behalf Of Alan McDonald
Sent: Monday, 2 July 2007 11:48 AM
Subject: RE: [firebird-support] Q: Best web server

> 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.


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