[plug] Web / Database advice sought
alex at j2anywhere.com
Thu Sep 1 16:35:21 WST 2011
I see a couple of you tried out the website but didn't enter valid email addresses. I can't blame you but I got the bounce backs. You can either put in a valid email address in which case the PDF will be emailed to you, or click on the PDF link to view it inside your browser (or download it).
On 01/09/2011, at 16:00 , Alexander Hartner wrote:
> Hi there,
> I am most likely going to get a lot of criticism for suggesting this, but I would recommend Java for the following reasons:
> 1.) Run on Linux and Windows
> 2.) Free runtime and developer kit including IDE
> 3.) Lots of open source libraries to do:
> 3.1) Web base applications
> 3.2) Generate picture perfect PDFs which will print just fine
> 3.3) All the stuff in between
> I was doing a POC on what can be achieved and came up with this:
> What this web application does is capture a signature (via tablet etc but works with mouse as well) and submits it to the server. The server then takes the signature and places it inside a PDF file. You can try it out for yourself, just draw a squiggle instead of signing it of course.
> On 01/09/2011, at 15:35 , Brad Campbell wrote:
>> G'day all,
>> 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 which one?
>> 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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