PHP or Oracle Forms as a front end?
Posted on 2004-09-09
Hello all !
I am wondering from the developer's point of view, which is the best solution for building front end environments.At the server there is Oracle and for the user I can use Oracle Forms or PHP as well.I have tried both and from my view, with Oracle Forms there is more flexibility and simplicity.Building a web based front end environment is more complex and needs far more time to build.
Well the positive with PHP is that there are not needed too many licences for the users, while with Oracle Forms each user needs an Oracle Forms licence.But the lack of master-detail in PHP for example is something that needs too much time and pages to produce it.
Personally I think that Oracle Forms is more convenient that PHP as a front end, because of the complexity of PHP in record manipulation.
Is there any application that can help the developer construct PHP pages with record manipulation functionality?
If there is, then maybe PHP is more convenient.