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Re: [xml-dev] Speed in Languages and Browser Architectures

On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:40:14 -0500, Rick Marshall <rjm@zenucom.com> wrote:

> Different conversation...


> Management wants the applications to look good and be buzzword  
> compliant. Users (ie ordinary people in the office

what is ordinary to you?

> ) - they just want an easy way to do their jobs.


> And they seem indifferent to many aspects of look and feel that we spend  
> sleepless nights worrying about.

sure... so what?

> So at least part of the reason we use XML is because the clients have  
> read about it and want it. Can't sell a system without it. This is  
> orthogonal to the best way to do things.

hmmm.. a terminal application.....


> Rick
> Robert Koberg wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:27:48 -0500, Rick Marshall <rjm@zenucom.com>  
>> wrote:
>>> Year ago when client/server was all the rage (still is?) I tested lots  
>>> of ways to implement data intensive applications.
>>> The environments tested were:
>>> GUI client to database server
>>> GUI/Terminal clients using NFS shared file systems
>>> Terminal clients to database server
>>> Terminal clients with database access built into the programs (sim to  
>>> ISAM calls)
>>> The last option won hands down for performance and we have stuck to it.
>> "and we deny any requests for actual user satisfaction!"
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