Ciaran Johnston wrote:
>Gareth Eason said:
>>>> Depending on your requirements, cross-platform-ness, GUI requirements,
>>complexity, security, etc., etc. it might be worth contemplating a web
>>interface with the database and a webserver (serving out the interface)
>>sitting on the same server (or you can, of course, split them at any
>>>>>I'd second that. The only possible issue with this is saving and then
>editing the results again, but not a major issue. Perl, or PHP, are
>equally good for this task. Possibly Perl would be quicker if the
>number-crunching is in any way complex, but I've never benchmarked them
>against each other.
>>I third that. There are very few applications that I write that would be
better done by console/stateful app rather than web app. As a long-time
CGI programmer, I'd recommend PHP over Perl here. While both of these
have good database integration and are cross-platform, I feel that PHP
is by far the simpler to use, read, and write. Also, the setup is much
simpler as well (less mucking about with httpd.conf).
>> If you must have a native Windows GUI, then Visual Basic (.NET or
>>whatever version they have now)
>>>>>>Java would be better than this. Or Perl / Tcl. Java docs are
>comprehensive, it's easily downloaded and will run on Linux. ActiveState
>have versions of Perl and Tcl for windows which are pretty good.
>>>There is also PHP/GTK+, which may have a windows port. I have not messed
around with it (I'm really a strict web developer), but this may be
interesting to look at.
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