Re: OT: Databases
On Tue, 2003-04-22 at 00:30, Jesse Meyer wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2003, Jon Wood wrote:
> > 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.
> > Jon
> *adds gasoline to the potential flame war*
> I've never used it, but I know a lot of otherwise-non-programmers (and
> programmers) who seem to be fond of python, which I've affectionately
> heard called a pseudocode compiler. :)
/me turns up with a fire truck
I'd love to develop my web apps in Python, but I can't find any template
engines I'd be happy to use with it. So if anyone could point one out,
I'll move now :P