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

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 13:12:25 CEST 2011

On 2011-10-19 11:23, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> - kbmMW  http://components4developers.com/
>   the author was on the Lazarus day in 2010.

Thanks, I'll take a look.

> I take 3-tier above as a general framework for 3-tier, not necessarily a
> Datasnap compatible layer.

Correct, it doesn't need to be compatible with Delphi. Any 3-tier
support will do.

>> I also believe Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero released the Midas source
>> code in post Delphi 7 versions.
> No, starting only with D2010 afaik, and only enterprise and higher SKUs
>> Anybody have success in compiling that
>> code with FPC?
> That would be very hard since it is C++.

:-) Thanks for correctly me, I didn't know the details of each of those.

> However that is based on Firemonkey's ownerdrawn framework, and thus needs a
> separate codebase for the GUI.  Firemonkey IS available for windows too
> though.

FireMonkey seems to be missing many vital parts for a actual project
development (lets ignore those silly 3D demos they love to show - which
doesn't reflect real world applications). FireMonkey has no grids, no
TAction, many missing events etc etc. It seems like a large "rush job"
from Embarcadero.

Also FireMonkey seems more geared towards mobile device applications
(iPhone, iPad, Android), and not desktop business applications.

  - Graeme -

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

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