Advice needed: Where do I start with development (RAD) with DB access
kam.leo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 30 02:42:53 UTC 2004
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 19:58:19 -0500, Chris Ruprecht <chrisr at ruprecht.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been developing database applications using a propriety DB system
> (Progress, a.k.a. OpenEdge) for the past 16 years. They make a GUI
> development environment for Windows (only), they only make the backend
> stuff for Linux - so users will have to stay with Windows to use any app
> I'm writing.
> For a while now, I have toyed with the idea of writing a GUI app under
> Linux, but I have no idea where to start, or even, where to start
> looking. Having worked with Linux for about 11 years hasn't helped much,
> it's more of a hindrance actually, since I'm using gcc most of the time
> to compile little C programs and it stopped me getting my feet wet with
> GUI development.
> My requirements are:
> 1. Must run under Linux (GNOME/KDE)
> 2. Must be able to get it compiled somehow to run under Windows (I know,
> I don't like it either)
> 3. Must be RAD (Rapid Development Environment)
> 4. Must be able to interact with a PostgreSQL database over the net
> I have looked at Kylix a while ago, it ran once - and promptly crashed
> the system.
> I have looked at Glade and KDevelop, but I don't know what I'm doing
> there and never got anything to work - maybe somebody could point me to
> a good tutorial?
> I played around with Visual Basic on a Windogs machine a few weeks ago
> and got it to work ok with a PostgreSQL database.
> I prefer a free product, but can afford a small amount for a package
> that lets me write and compile programs under Linux and Windows.
> Best regards,
Try using Java with the Eclipse IDE. They're portable and supported
in both Windows in Linux.
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