LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming
User Name
Password
Programming This forum is for all programming questions.
The question does not have to be directly related to Linux and any language is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-18-2005, 05:45 AM   #1
Spenny
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Development environment for database based web service


Hi

I've been thinking about where to start developing a system which I want to be vaguely standards based and was looking to do some little bits of prototyping. I'm at the blank piece of paper stage, and back in time I've been a Windows developer (wrote a book about it once!).

I wanted to use PostGres, though to be fair I want to be fairly DB independent, and want to provide some form of service to a web front end, though I want to really be able to go down a web service route, though that is likely to be a further layer.

So I am thinking, C++, it is where my skills lie, talking to a database layer, providing services to a web server or to third party software. I considered just using PHP for a prototype, but it isn't really suitable for backend, solid code, though I'd happily use it for a presentation layer. I've looked around at J2EE, but it has me confused as to what it really is.

I realise that I have too many technical issues to make a start - development environment, database libraries, web services libraries, and so on.

So to recap, where would you start to write:

- a transactional system
- presented through the web
- providing web services as well as "screen based" stuff.

All biases welcome! Reading suggestions too.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 12:10 AM   #2
chrism01
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.5, Centos 5.10
Posts: 16,287

Rep: Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034
If you want free, some combination of the following:
Linux/BSD
Apache
MySql/Postgres
Perl/Python/PHP

If you're looking at commercial / heavy duty, then maybe C/C++/Java and Oracle/Sybase.

Really need more info/details of what sort of use/mkt you have in mind.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:01 AM   #3
Spenny
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I guess I am being too obscure, in part it is because if I was in a Windows environment, the superficial simplified answer would be "use .Net".

Let's give an example. I have a prototype bookings system for meetings, written in PHP4 using PostGres, been running happily for ages, but it is totally web page based. Works nicely for the 40 or so users who use it, been sitting on Redhat 7.2 for 3 years, though recently moved onto Mandriva 2005 SE. It is poorly structured, with no separation between GUI and backend updating.

Let's stay I want to rework this to cater for a large organisation, who are likely to want to not only use screens, but pass in bookings from other systems, interface to other systems and so on. (but mainly I want to prototype something to understand the technology ).

I need a chunk of backend server code which should be able to service both web services and web pages. In the Windows envronment, I might have used COM or one of its variants - now I would use .Net which is fairly painless for doing that sort of thing. On Linux I would want to run some sort of service, but I don't really want to work down at that level - what is around to protect me from working at that low level without rewriting a chunk of low level services?
 
Old 10-26-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
kingttx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: San Antonio
Distribution: RedHat 9, Mandrake 9.2 and 10.0
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Since you've used .NET before, would you use mono?

Tom
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Linux based gateway for time-based wireless service. TotalDefiance Linux - Software 0 10-03-2005 06:06 PM
Web and Video Development Environment, Network Setup even? parasbshah Linux - Newbie 4 10-03-2005 03:30 AM
Web based database for most browsers Wynand1 Programming 1 10-05-2004 11:59 AM
Music Database Program, Web Based - I forgot the name lol Boffy Linux - Software 5 08-26-2004 06:59 AM
Createing a Web based Database bactnt Programming 4 03-11-2004 11:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration