Web is supposed to be the platform of preference, and the latest version is supposed to be updated to current requirements, but I still have to jump through hoops to get basic things like number formatting and handling... I don't get it
Maybe I shouldn't expect things like localisation to work, even though it works in XAML with virtually no effort.
I bind a decimal value to a read only field, when I want to parse it back to a decimal it fails because I have a . instead of a , - ARGH
Be brave little warrior, be VERY brave
I have a cafe with internet connection for customers.
And I have a PHP signin page.
I want to know how can I make the connection for internet enabled when the user signin with given PIN, otherwise he'll just get my signin screen just like the hotspots available in some cafes and hotels?
I'm a web application developer, and i've been doing it for ten years using c#, the .NET framework, visual studio express and MS SQL Express on an IIS server.
Now, i've been asked to program a complex CRUDS web application using a XML native database and only free tools.
As i understand it, there is very little possibility to use the .NET framework or even IIS to build web apps with that kind of database, so i looked for other technologies.
The most well known and well documented free XML native database seems to be eXist-db, which apparently comes bundled with a web app development tool called BetterForm (based on the XForms technology if i'm not mistaken).
It also seems that, apart from XForms, the most widely used technology to build web apps with a XML native database, is java with servlets.
I have zero experience in XForms; i know some java (i'm probably a bis rusty since i've not written any java code for the last 8 years, but it's quite similar to c#), but have no experience or skill with servlets and java web apps (i just know it has to use some kind of web server with a servlet container like Tomcat - says volumes about the extent of my ignorance). I also know some php, but am not aware of the possibilities it offers to work with an XML native db.
Given that i very much like the easiness and quickness of use of the GUI and data tools of the .NET Framework and their integration in Visual Studio Express, and that i want to write as few HTML as possible, which technology and tools (emphasis on IDE - wysiwyg à la Visual Studio would be ideal) would you suggest i use.