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Subject: RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB
Thread ID: 112179 Message ID: 113528 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 6 Category: Web, FTP and other Internet Protocols
Date: Monday, November 20, 2006 2:50:31 AM         
   


> Hi Jamie,
> I think you misunderstood my threads and comments.. I clearly
> stated in my very first thread:
> "The current version of VFP will do web based applications."
> In my last thread, the thread before this one I state:
> "As I mentioned, VFP does web based applications, but in what I do
> I need a product that is keenly in line with quick and rapid web
> site backend development and deployment."
> I look at the following things for a web application development
> environment to meet my needs... keep in mind my needs may not be
> the needs of others. So someone may decide VFP meets all their
> web development needs, others way look to other development
> environments. Below is just some of the things I want.
> 1. Does it automatically handle SQL-Server, Oracle, MS JET 4.0,
> and ODBC complient databases via a quick and easy connection wizard.
> 2. How tightly does it integrate into my other web development tools.
> So if I want to user DreamWeaver, or am FrontPage fan, can the product
> automatically hook into my site editor of choice in a seamless manner.
> 3. How good is the code that the product produces. Both of these
> products generate the code for you in the language of your choice and
> provide extensive hook-ins for customized snippits.
> 4. How easy is it to make custom modifications once a site has been
> generated.
> 5. How extensive are the toolbar objects avaiable during development.
> As an example on point 2. above, I need to switch back and forth
> between Iron Speed/Code Charge and my web site editor to add things
> in like a flash slide show. Are all the common controls avaialable.
>
> Another very high end product I use is TRM Screen Builder. This is
> a Java based visual screen development environment that is 100% web
> based. Mind you this development screen builder approaches the
> $8,000.00 Canadian for one license. This product tightly intergrates
> into BEA WebLogic, or IBM WebSphere and automatically deploys your
> .ear files and compiles on the fly.
>
> I hope you can get some idea from what I am outlining here why I
> use these other tools.

I understand that they are good RAD tools that take a lot of plumbing work away but my point was that Philip was asking about leveraging VFP work and getting it onto the web. You seemed to be implying that VFP itself couldn't do that well itself but it can if you use an additional framework like WWC.

It depends what you are doing. If you are constantly changing the html and backend code at the same time then some sort of rad tool makes sense. If a lot of the site is data driven then you shouldn't need to be constantly playing with the html and thus a rad tool is less beneficial.

Cheers,
Jamie

ENTIRE THREAD

DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Philip Lawson @ 11/5/2006 9:41:29 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Eric den Doop @ 11/5/2006 11:36:08 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 11/7/2006 8:46:57 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Tomas Chvatal @ 11/8/2006 10:44:45 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/14/2006 6:35:44 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/14/2006 7:54:00 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/15/2006 6:12:09 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/15/2006 6:54:32 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/16/2006 8:05:10 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/17/2006 3:05:20 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Jamie Osborn @ 11/17/2006 3:22:35 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/17/2006 4:48:15 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Jamie Osborn @ 11/20/2006 2:50:31 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Pete Sass @ 11/17/2006 4:55:31 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Ken Murphy @ 11/17/2006 5:14:27 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Randy Smith @ 12/15/2006 2:29:48 AM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Ken Murphy @ 12/15/2006 12:32:57 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Jamie Osborn @ 12/15/2006 3:24:57 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Randy Smith @ 12/15/2006 4:02:58 PM
RE: DEPLOYING A VFP FORM ON THE WEB Posted by Jamie Osborn @ 11/15/2006 1:32:57 AM