ODBC and Linux with Borland C++ 5 Standard Edition
Posted on 2003-03-07
I need to write an application which can access an SQL database. The decision which one to take is not yet done. I want to make my program as platform independant as possible.
The thing is, when I start work using the Borland C++ 5 compiler, will my program ever be able to be compiled successfully on a Linux system?
Is the Borland C++ 5 Standard compiler capable of opening ODBC connections? I want to write my own SQL Strings and I don't a DB designer or something like that. I just want to send and read data using pure SQL.
I'm not experienced with C++ at all, but learned much about C and Java. My choice was C++ because of its OO capabilities in combination with all the options C offers, as a compromise between these both.
That's why I'm asking questions like these. ;-)
I'm not a bloody beginner. I have most experience in VB6 (nearly 2.5 years), but I want to get far, far away from VB.