[plug] Web / Database advice sought
brad at fnarfbargle.com
Thu Sep 1 15:35:07 WST 2011
I'm playing with an electronic component catalogue / stock / label
printer idea. At the moment I'm using Postgres as the back end and
Openoffice Base as the front.
I've bumped up against some fairly ugly sharp edges in Base and am
contemplating moving to something browser based.
The label printing part uses a Windows based package from Avery (running
in an XP VM) which happens to work incredibly nicely with a Postgres /
Linux back end.
I'm stuck in that the only tools in my toolbox are Pascal, Python &
Bash. I'm perfectly willing to learn another language, the question is
This is a simple forms based database front end. What I don't want is
page reloads every time a control changes, so I guess I'm after
something with a little bit of smarts in the client.
The other option is a really good cross-platform database front end
(something like the old Foxpro). I could knock it out in FreePascal, but
I think it's time I learned something a bit more browser oriented (as
you can see, my tool cupboard is sparse at best).
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