Fastest, easiest DB rad?
I like to hear what you guys think is the easiest, fastest way of developing a not too complex gui app for a small DB. Lets assume that the client platform is windows and that the datasource is ODBC capable.
Access is pretty hard to beat in terms of how fast can you whack out some DB driven forms. But in the end I found perl/php/asp driven by Access to be more programmable and powerful.
The language or tool you know best, are most familiar with and can code quickly in.
.. except MFC anc C++ ;)
Maybe have a look at Deklarit (http://www.deklarit.com/). I have no personal experience with it but I heard good things about it and it seems to fit your description.
Just me (Sir to you)
Not that ive had any real experience with them, but HTAs look like a pretty darn neat way of doing stuff like that.
Deklarit is incredibly cool - if you're starting a new project. If you've already got a database, you can't use Deklarit.
Pre .NET it was VB and Access.
Coward I am!
Neophyte, did you even READ the question before spouting "HASKELL", or was it simply a knee-jerk reaction to a question mark?
Another vote for Access. Even post-.NET. Whether Access is "powerful" is obviously debatable, but the question was about "fastest" and "easiest".
SQLBase and TeamDeveloper
I think the haskell thing was a joke. I laughed, anyway :-)
Looks like it's up to me to put in the obligatory plug for Delphi. You can make simple database programs without typing a line of code. Granted, most real world projects are more complicated, but Delphi makes those pretty easy as well.
I'm primarily a Delphi guy and although it is pretty good for CRUD stuff, I still think Access' time to delivery is unbeatable for small, quick & dirty DB apps - especially for small "departmental" solutions.
Chris, you can use an existing database with DeKlarit since version 1.1 ;)
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