Subject Re: [IBO] Web application
Author Helen Borrie
At 06:07 AM 14-11-01 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi list,
> I have a big, big problem :-). We have a database server, and someone is asking me to make a application that he can connect from his house to the IB-database through the internet. I don't have any idea where to start. Are there any tutorials available for that ?

Have you thought about doing a simple web application? It really depends on your requirements, of course, but CGI or ISAPI apps are simple to write with Delphi and IBO. At its simplest, it is an app that is run by your web server software (Omni or Sambar for CGI or WinCGI, IIS or Omni for ISAPI) that acts as a server-based "client", receiving and processing HTTP requests from the web client (a browser) and sending back HTML in response.

For learning material, don't go past, Shiv Kumar's site dedicated to tutorial material on writing web apps, telnet clients, server-based web clients, etc. in Delphi.

fwiw, I'm planning to do a TI sheet on the building of the FAQ app, since it is a reasonably simple one and could be a handy building block for folk wanting to do WebBroker or Websnap with IBO...

OTOH, if you need to do a high-octane, multi-user, interactive database application, ASTA would be the way to go.


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