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Re: Forms

From: <frank.van.bortel_at_gmail.com>
Date: 25 Aug 2006 01:19:35 -0700
Message-ID: <1156493975.632989.39810@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>

EJT schreef:

>
> What is the downside of using Oracle Forms? Does it not fit into todays
> MVC/Model View Controller world?

No, but it is not needed.

>
> I have been an Oracle Forms user for at least 10 years but today the
> talk of Forms is near dead. Even Oracle doesn't push it as much as they
> did in the 90's. In '95 Oracle pushed Dev/2000/CDE like God himself
> sanctioned it.

Look at oracle Apps, oops, eBusiness Suite. As long as they run forms, forms isn't dead. Heck there was even a SQL*Forms V2.4, which was Y2K compliant! V2.3 was pronounced dead in the late 80's, iirc. Just an illustration of how important the eBS is...

>
> Is the concept of a simple forms hitting a database, a dead idea that
> doesn't fit into todays 'EJB/over-complicate everything needlessly'
> paradigm?

Nicely put :) Of course, forms nowadays run like a servlet (?) within a container.

I would reconsider the use of Forms for new projects. However, looking at the amount of experience you have with Forms, you could probably come up with a working prototype faster than a Java development effort - especially when Java/EJB/J2EE is all new for you/your development team. That also is a project consideration. Received on Fri Aug 25 2006 - 03:19:35 CDT

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