+++ Sergey Mereutsa [Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 08:15:07PM +0200]:
> JS> If Firebird were suitable for Web applications, I'd agree. But for now,
> JS> Firebird requires database access from clients, and 95% of the client
> JS> are Windows, 5% are Macs, and the rest desktop Linux.
> Jim, with deep respect to You, but I have a web game, under Linux,
> with 95-98% of all logic implemented in FB. This is FB 1.52, database
> has 88 tables and 297 stored procedures. The game is a web-based
> strategy. So... :)
> Best regards,
> Sergey mailto:serj@...
I, as a developer hired specifically to build a Firebird database
and a web-app to access all of it for a rather large canadian company,
must agree that firebird is suitable, if not wonderful, for web-based
applications. The half-million records, and 100ish users I have also
must attest to its ability as a database in some small fashion.
I also must also speak up with respect to the build process, that I
disagree with the MS-based controls given I am in the midst of porting
this product to OpenBSD (granted I have no problem wth xml files in
emacs). I don't personally or professionally work on Windows based
servers, and furthermore, tying up an opensource project in a closed
source environment such as Visual Studio for any reason seems illogical