[fpc-pascal] 3-tier database applications with FPC

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 11:10:05 CEST 2011


Just over 3 years ago I asked about FPC support for creating 3-tier
database applications. The answer was basically: it's not possible
(unless you roll your own Midas / Datasnap code).

TClientDataset also missed some vital features, and the state of
WebServices was also not complete.

Here is the original message thread:


So after 3 year, what has changed? Is the missing parts already
implement, and is a Midas / Datasnap style 3-tier application possible
with FPC?

I also believe Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero released the Midas source
code in post Delphi 7 versions. Anybody have success in compiling that
code with FPC? Yes I know you can't release such code, and yes I know
Datasnap will probably only work with Windows.  But from my Kylix 3
manual it mentions TSoapConnection and WebServices for multi-tier
development, so was wondering if FPC had no alternative, if I could
possibly compile that Kylix 3 code using FPC - anybody tried this before?

  - Graeme -

fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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