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Windows application - Linux server

From: Vandana Ponnuru <>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 02:19:10 -0700
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Hi all,

      I would like to develop a windows (Windows 98)application, which will have to connect to an oracle database (8.1.6) running on a Linux machine ( RH 7.0 ). Can somebody please advice me as to which of the following can be chosen:

1). Which language or GUI interface would be efficient?

         VB, VC++ or is there something else ? 2). Which is the best way to connect to the database?

         ODBC, OLEDB , Activex Data Objects .... or
         anything other than these ?
     And also how about using pro_c++?
     This is the first time I am trying to develop an application for Windows, so I 
donot have any idea about these technologies, but I would like to choose the best one before I start to learn about it. Can someone please help me or guide me to some resource which will provide this information? I don't require information about the technologies themselves, just tell me which the best one is and I will manage to learn it myself.

      Thanks for any help.

PS: Even, if you have experience working with only one of the technologies, please mail back with the experiences you had with it. In this way we can compare all the individual experiences and will be able to make out something out of it.        


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