[quote=323761:@Olaf Wolter]…maybe two more last question:
cgi scripts are still “starte of the art”, or not?
Have not heard of anyone using this “technology” for years.
Xojo web apps are stable, right?[/quote]
Xojo generates cgi applications as well as standalone. Personally, I prefer cgi, because it is extremely simple to deploy : upload, and that’s it. This is the way Xojo Cloud work as well.
Now, when you say “cgi scripts”, if you mean Perl scripts, it is a whole different language. Fine where it is needed. But is kind of antediluvian as compared to the full graphic IDE of Xojo.
Xojo Web apps are stable enough for me using a Xojo Web app as listener for Paypal Instant Payment Notification (IPN).
Yes, you can mix other technologies with Xojo. I recently used a small Php script to carry out download within my Xojo software delivery app. I simply launch the script from the Xojo app and the user never sees a line of code.
You can do the same with Perl scripts.
That said, I do not reach for other languages unless Xojo cannot carry out a task. It is far better to avoid complex assemblies, let alone to facilitate maintenance. But if you already have an existing solution, it is doable.
Programming should not be about fashion, but about results.