An interesting experiment with JSON, Postgres and Omnis

CLIFFORD ILKAY clifford_ilkay at
Mon Jan 16 01:42:00 EST 2017

On 15/01/17 07:26 PM, Paul Mulroney wrote:
>> On 14 Jan 2017, at 1:00 AM, omnisdev-en-request at wrote:
>> My point is merely that I've talked to plenty of developers whose needs
>> are small enough that learning a completely new environment is complete
>> overkill compared to creating a couple of remote forms in a technology
>> they already posses the skills in. Not everyone is in the market for
>> building a full fledge all bells and whistles website and mobile behemoth.
> We're in that boat - we have a thick client application, that only requires certain features to be web based/mobile based, so it's relatively painless to go from Omnis thick client to wmClient or jsClient.
> We're doing a slightly bigger project, and for that I'm looking at using Bootstrap for the website part, Omnis as the middleware and Postgres as the backend.  We're planning to build a RESTful API in Omnis and have the website use that.  We'll still have thick clients connected to the same system as well, so it's going to be an interesting one!

I'm curious what has you think you need a RESTful API. What is your use 
case? I'm not arguing that you should or shouldn't need one. If you 
expose a RESTful API, how do you intend to display the JSON or XML that 
Omnis returns?

> Regards,
> Paul.
> Broken pencils are pointless.

Ha, ha!


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