[fpc-pascal] Creating FPC enabled websites

Prince Riley wmarketing3 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 19:53:55 CET 2009

One further  point in this thread ... As a starting point in your thinking
thru the design choices, here is a fairly complete but accessible article on
the topic you might find helpful


On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:30 PM, Prince Riley <wmarketing3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since the discussion in this thread has advanced pretty far along toward
> recommending a FP and Powtils solution to you, then it appears you have a
> technical answer from the group you can explore.
> However, without suggesting there is a bias in favor of a specific
> client-centric vs server-centric web framework, the REST protocol has
> succeeded in becoming a paradigm for writing web (client sever) apps.
> Primarily the reason why is -- especially for DB web applications -- is
> efficiency, maintainability, and scalability. The recent major efforts by
> Mozilla, Google, and others to improve the performance of browser Javascript
> engines is due to their experience designing, writing and running CGI based
> web applications. There is quite a bit of literature and discussion on the
> web explaining why they are using REST versus CGI (Request/Response)  which
> you might find helpful in making your design choices.
> I have not worked with Powtils so I can't discuss whether or not it has the
> features your application needs, or what the costs of using it might be in
> terms of server processing load (Web server Request/Response), response
> time, DB transaction processing load, etc.  I also don't know whether it can
> be tweaked in some way to support the REST protocol for an application like
> yours.
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Francisco Reyes <lists at stringsutils.com>wrote:
>> Prince Riley writes:
>>  Finally, give the advance from CGI based web apps to Web 2.0 (Javascript
>>> running in the browser) is there a design rational for running code on the
>>> server instead of in the web browser.
>> I think that is almost a religious war type of discussion...
>> Short answer (as it applies to me at least) If all I am doing is getting
>> data from a DB and displaying it in the browser, there is little reason to
>> do Javascript.
>>> past few years. Zend (which is PHP, not Javascript) is also an
>>> alternative.
>> Personally my preference would be
>> 1- Pascal
>> 2- Python
>> 3- PHP
>> PHP can do absolutely everything I need/want; the difference is that I
>> want something which lends itself more easily to well organized and
>> structured coding. Also When I work on php it always feels like work.. even
>> if it something I am doing for fun. It is one of those subjective things...
>> the reason why there are so many languages and tools out there.
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