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Re: What is the best package for creating a web enabled database?

From: Robin Stoddart-Stones <robin.stoddartstones_at_btinternet.com>
Date: 2000/07/05
Message-ID: <396301e5.2289026@news.btinternet.com>#1/1

So, as a simple web enabling system, with minimal coding, you suggest.

  1. Learn Java, VB or C++
  2. Learn the necessary Web /XML protocols
  3. Learn to structure your website
  4. FTP
  5. a database

Then its all trivial?

Have Fun
Robin.

On Tue, 04 Jul 2000 14:37:19 GMT, mark_at_mpreston.demon.co.uk (Mark Preston) wrote:

>ROFL - Lotus Notes!! Is that a serious suggestion?
>
>Build a snappy little Java, VB or C++ program that structures your
>data with XML tags. Don't worry about the Schema or DTD (though it
>might be a good idea when you design the XML format).
>
>Read your data off the net, move through it with your snappy little
>program until you get almost to the end (just before the very last
>tag) and then add your data. FTP it back to the net. Job done.
>
>To use / share the data, another snappy little program to read the
>data, check for tags and output the content. Again, don't bother with
>the Schema or DTD, just straightforward text manipulation. If you
>really want to, you can create the data as CSV and import it into any
>reasonable database.
>
>On Sun, 02 Jul 2000 12:39:45 GMT, sriniv79_at_my-deja.com wrote:
>
>[snip]
>>
>>There are two excellent mature products to fit in this arena. First is
>>Lotus Notes. It comes with a 'so-called' built in database, which will
>>fit your requirements more than sufficiently. It is a very easy to use
>>and program. You can download the software free from Lotus/IBM website.
>>There are about a zillion books on getting you started. Lotus Notes is
>>still the king of replication technology. You dial-in or connect to the
>>Internet, the underlying replication engine automatically syncs up your
>>data and images without any additional programming.
>ROFL
>--
>Mark A Preston BSc, FIAP
>The Magpie's Nest
>mark_at_mpreston.demon.co.uk
Received on Wed Jul 05 2000 - 00:00:00 CDT

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