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Re: OT: Databases

On Mon, 2003-04-21 at 13:48, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> I don't know about the "most popoular" -- what I've done in the past is to
> use PostgreSQL as the back end, and then use perl to write frontends.
> These front ends have sometimes been text-only, sometimes GUI using
> Perl/Tk, and sometimes web-based using CGI.
An alternative to using Perl is (at the risk of starting a flame war :P)
PHP (php.net) which while originally designed as a web based language,
can now be used for text-only shell scripts and GTK based apps
(gtk.php.net). It also has excellent documentation for most things,
which as far I'm concerned makes it the best option around for script
type apps.

Using PEAR applications (pear.php.net) you can also get support for most
database options, and several other things.

> Hope this helps!
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Andrew J Perrin - http://www.unc.edu/~aperrin
> Assistant Professor of Sociology, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
> clists@perrin.socsci.unc.edu * andrew_perrin (at) unc.edu
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Russell Shaw wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I want to keep track of parts used in building electrical control-boxes.
> >
> > What is the typical way of setting up a database? Do you construct a
> > front-end for forms with some kind of scripting language? What is the
> > most popular database and user-interface-builder combination in the
> > gnu/linux world?
> >
> > I know nothing much about interfacing to or using a database, but i can
> > do any scripting/programming if needed. There's tons of google hits,
> > but no newbie howtos.
> >
> >
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