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Re: Oracle and Forms - A history lesson please

From: Haximus <qwert_at_yuiop.snot>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 04:59:57 GMT
Message-ID: <hH0jc.13329$en3.7011@edtnps89>

"Alfie" <not_at_home.com> wrote in message
news:40894ae5$0$19423$cc9e4d1f_at_news-text.dial.pipex.com...
> I am just taking a look at Oracle Developer/forms after being away for a
> long time - I can't remember the last Forms version I've used in anger- 2
or
> 3 I think. I am very rusty!
>
> Anyway, I've just installed 10g and got developer working and I see
> everything seems to be "client/server" based.
>
> I've built and run a simple form which runs itself in an IE browser.
>
> My question is, is this the only way Forms works now? For instance, can
you
> compile a form into an executable and run it directly against the database
> in a similar way as you might build say, a C++ graphical application with
> ODBC calls?
>
> If so, how?
>
> It seems to me this might provide quicker access - or at least startup.

Forms is now strictly a three-tier setup. I did some forms development a while back but found it was just too limiting, not to mention flakey, so I switched to Java, ADF, and JClient/Swing. I'm much much happier now. Received on Sun Apr 25 2004 - 23:59:57 CDT

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