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Re: [GNUe] Working through first Example

From: Clay Hopperdietzel
Subject: Re: [GNUe] Working through first Example
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 15:01:33 -0600

On Sat, 20 Mar 2004 21:49:22 +0100
Reinhard Mueller <address@hidden> wrote:

I think for the moment, I'll focus on 2-tier mode.

Given that, I need an answer to the original question.

I'm trying to get a database schema laid out to work with.

Should I:

a) do this in MySQL directly, by stuffing in sql statements to create the 
b) use one of the GNUe tools to help with this?
c) make a gsd file and use gnue-schema to do it?
d) something I haven't thought of.


> Am Sa, 2004-03-20 um 19.58 schrieb Clay Hopperdietzel:
> > At this point, I have a viable database connection, and am able to
> > launch designer.
> > 
> > I suppose the next thing I need to do is design some objects, and
> > wonder what I'm supposed to do next.
> There are generally 2 ways of using the GNUe tools.
> One way is to create forms and reports that directly talk to a database
> (we call this 2-tier). You can use designer to build these forms and
> reports. Several people do this and it works perfectly in quite some
> production environments. Doucumentation about this is included in our
> Forms/Reports/Designer packages (and I think even available online on
> our web pages, maybe someone else can provide a link).
> The other way is to use the GNUe Application Server (we call this
> 3-tier). This means that:
> 1. You define "Business objects" that are backed in an SQL database
> 2. You define forms and reports that talk to the Application Server
> instead of directly to the database.
> Step 2 is actually more or less the same as you would do in 2-tier mode.
> However, as the Application Server is still under heavy development,
> step 1 is, althoug generally possible, not very comfortable and not well
> documented.
> If you would like to try out 3-tier with AppServer, you will find most
> of the information in the README and in the samples directory.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Reinhard Mueller
> GNU Enterprise project
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> No army can stop an idea whose time has come.
>         -- Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

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