[fpc-pascal] Servlet server for Fpc apps
dougchamberlin at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 30 17:20:16 CEST 2009
Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> What I want doesn't matter. Our clients want rich web 2.0 webapps.
> I just want to make them in pascal and keep the codebase and know-how
> I have in my team.
> If it was up to me, client/server would do the job just fine. But I cannot
> ask all parents of all pupils of all our schools to install a client
> a) They don't want it. They are mostly computer agnostic, but they can surf the internet.
> b) Our helpdesk would find and emigrate to an unknown island somewhere in the
> south pacific because of the installation and upgrade problems :-)
This is a position that I have not been able to understand for several
(Since Delphi can easily create self-contained, install-less
applications, I'm assuming FPC can as well.) So why not create a link on
the web site, where the users start, that downloads the program and runs
it. The program then talks TCP/IP direct to an application server to get
all data just like it would talk to a web server.
No installation required. This is what Java Web Start is all about and
it works really, really well. You can do the same thing.
I believe the only reason customers ask for browser-based RIA is that is
the only choice they are familiar with because the media are all abuzz
about it. Other, better choices have been around for a long time that
solve the same problem.
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