[lug] Development & reporting tool choices
kevin at kevinkempterllc.com
Thu Feb 5 19:01:11 MST 2009
On Thursday 05 February 2009 18:08:50 Davide Del Vento wrote:
> Probably this will not be a good reply, but I think that you will find
> bunch of useful libraries for what you need in many of the "modern
> web" languages such java, python etc. Perhaps you will find something
> in C too, but I'll bet there are not be such a huge choice of
> solutions, customizable things, robustness, choice of license (since
> you are going to be closed sourced), etc.
> Are you sure you *really want* to use C for this project?
The issues with the web & scripting languages out there is that the code is
interpreted, so anyone who uses the scripts has the full set of source code,
with the exception of Java however Java brings its owns set of drawbacks to
the table which I feel are significant enough to warrant not going there. I
think C is a good choice since it highly efficient and its compiled, I am
however open to alternate (compiled) suggestions
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 16:50, Kevin Kempter <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com>
> > Hi All;
> > We're preparing to embark on a new development project. It will
> > eventually be released dual projects similar to Red Hat with a
> > commercially supported side and a leading edge open source side.
> > The project will pull data from a database and present info to users.
> > We'll need a graph/chart component and a way to generate html, PDF and
> > spreadsheet reports/downloads. It will be a web based interface.
> > Questions:
> > 1) I'm thinking we'll write the initial commercial (closed source) code
> > in C. Anyone have any thoughts/alternative suggestions ?
> > 2) anyone know of a good source of C library routines (something like
> > CPAN) ?
> > 3) Any thoughts on the methods to generate XML via C ?
> > 4) Any suggestions per the generation of the PDF, HTML, etc reports on
> > screen and for download ? maybe php within the web front end? a set of C
> > routines to be called based on basic report parameters? others ?
> > Thanks in advance for your feedback...
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