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Thread What Is Required To Get Up To Speed With EWB?
Thu, Feb 23 2012 9:26 PMPermanent Link

Frederick Chin

Coming from a background of using DBISAM and Delphi 7, what other knowledge would I need to acquire to learn to use EWB quickly and be able to write commercial applications?

-- Frederick
Wed, Feb 29 2012 2:00 PMPermanent Link

Tim Young [Elevate Software]

Elevate Software, Inc.

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Frederick,

<< Coming from a background of using DBISAM and Delphi 7, what other
knowledge would I need to acquire to learn to use EWB quickly and be able to
write commercial applications? >>

Although I will be providing more and more back-end data-handling layers for
PHP, etc., that is where you need the most new experience if you're going to
be writing database applications using EWB.  The front-end is all handled by
EWB, but you'll still need to deal with the data retrieval and transactions
(all done in JSON) on the web server side.

In general, if you're going to be using a 3rd party host, and especially if
the host uses Linux, then PHP is probably the best solution for handling the
back-end web application.

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Tim Young
Elevate Software
www.elevatesoft.com
Thu, Mar 1 2012 6:06 AMPermanent Link

Godfrey Fletcher

Please bear with me as I am new to this

If your 3rd party host is running a windows server can you use Delphi to create the
back end?


Although I will be providing more and more back-end data-handling layers for
PHP, etc., that is where you need the most new experience if you're going to
be writing database applications using EWB.  The front-end is all handled by
EWB, but you'll still need to deal with the data retrieval and transactions
(all done in JSON) on the web server side.

In general, if you're going to be using a 3rd party host, and especially if
the host uses Linux, then PHP is probably the best solution for handling the
back-end web application.

--
Tim Young
Elevate Software
www.elevatesoft.com
Thu, Mar 1 2012 3:25 PMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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Hi Godfrey,

<< Please bear with me as I am new to this

If your 3rd party host is running a windows server can you use Delphi to create the
back end?  >>

As long as your host allows you to run ISAPI.DLLs, which most don't.  I have some backend Delphi apps running in the form of ISAPI DLLs on a web hosting service in the UK, but I'm gradually rewriting them in PHP and moving them over to a Linux web hosting service in the US that I use for my websites.

Steve
Thu, Mar 1 2012 8:11 PMPermanent Link

Frederick Chin

Tim,

>>
In general, if you're going to be using a 3rd party host, and especially if
the host uses Linux, then PHP is probably the best solution for handling the
back-end web application.
<<

If I want to use DBISAM as my database, will this mean that I will need to write some sort of a middleware in PHP that resides on the 3rd party host together with the DBISAM tables and EWB can talk to the middleware to retrieve and update data?

Will this scenario work for both Windows and Linux based web sites?

-- Frederick
Fri, Mar 2 2012 2:40 AMPermanent Link

Godfrey Fletcher

Hi

What is the best(easiest to use) development tool for develop php?

Is RadPhp XE2 a good development tool?

I have never used php.

Thx
Godfrey


Steve Gill wrote:

As long as your host allows you to run ISAPI.DLLs, which most don't.  I have some backend Delphi apps running in the form of ISAPI DLLs on a web hosting service in the UK, but I'm gradually rewriting them in PHP and moving them over to a Linux web hosting service in the US that I use for my websites.
Fri, Mar 2 2012 8:27 PMPermanent Link

Eydun

I have not tried RadPHP yet.

I use NuSphere PHPEd for PHP development. I love it, and it is actually developed with Delphi.



Godfrey Fletcher wrote:

Hi

What is the best(easiest to use) development tool for develop php?

Is RadPhp XE2 a good development tool?

I have never used php.

Thx
Godfrey


Steve Gill wrote:

As long as your host allows you to run ISAPI.DLLs, which most don't.  I have some backend Delphi apps running in the form of ISAPI DLLs on a web hosting service in the UK, but I'm gradually rewriting them in PHP and moving them over to a Linux web hosting service in the US that I use for my websites.
Sun, Mar 4 2012 3:29 PMPermanent Link

Raul

Globestar Systems

Team Elevate Team Elevate


Notepad++ or Aptana should be enough and are free.

Assuming you're using the EWB for front-end (user interface) the PHP you write will not have any of that - you would not be using the interface design and UI interaction parts of the IDEs which usually is where these tools help most.

The model in this case is to write PHP web services - most of the code will do something like "parse the web request parameters, do db operation and return either data in JSON format or result". You're writing server-side functions that implement db access and/or business logic.

I'm using Aptana mysefl and find it more that adequate for this.

Raul



<<
Godfrey Fletcher wrote:

What is the best(easiest to use) development tool for develop php?

Is RadPhp XE2 a good development tool?

>>
Sun, Mar 4 2012 4:14 PMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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<< I use NuSphere PHPEd for PHP development. I love it, and it is actually developed with Delphi.  >>

Me too. PHPEd and the CodeIgniter framework.
Mon, Mar 5 2012 3:23 AMPermanent Link

Godfrey Fletcher

I have never touched PHP, would like a tool with intellisense.

Is php difficult to learn?

Godfrey



<< I use NuSphere PHPEd for PHP development. I love it, and it is actually developed with Delphi.  >>

Me too. PHPEd and the CodeIgniter framework.
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