[Lazarus] GUI development for web UI

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Nov 24 19:09:20 CET 2010

On Wed, 24 Nov 2010, Lee Jenkins wrote:

> On 11/24/2010 8:57 AM, Marcos Douglas wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM, Lee Jenkins<lee at datatrakpos.com>  wrote:
>>> I started a framework like that in question, actually had a decent working
>>> prototype that used Adob Flex as the front end.  The problem is as you
>>> explained in that there is a tremendous amount of traffic for all of that
>>> user I/O that must be tracked for every click, etc.
>>> My customer got spooked when Apple decided not support Flash and later
>>> disallowing non-native apps (since retracted?) and we opted for a 
>>> different
>>> direction using lazarus/fpc on the server providing a remote data Model 
>>> and
>>> left it up to the client (in this case HTML5) to create and implement its
>>> own Controller and View.  In our case, we created the client web app with
>>> dojo. This was a much better solution in the end.
>> And do you use fpWeb?
>> Marcos Douglas
> Yes.  Kinda.  I have a small server framework patterned much like fpWeb which 
> takes care of most of the server app's logic and plugs into either fpWeb (for 
> lazarus/fpc) or RealThinClient (for Delphi projects) where each of those 
> frameworks, hands the request off to my framework which handles the request. 
> Just to make it easy to switch between the two...
> It's easier for debugging too because I can plug it into a small embedded 
> HTTP server without the need for apache, etc.

Currently we're deploying a webapp that uses fpweb, FastCGI and runs as a 
windows service app. Although the latter is more of a necessity than a 
voluntary choice.

The fastcgi approach makes it easy to debug.


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