Going to try to move this over 50 year old, exclusively client-server, PB Developer into the cloud/multi-tier/web-service world, basically because my customers are forcing me to ;-)
OK, so my development environment consists of a Macbook Air running Windows 10 under VMWare Fusion. I have a daytime job where I prefer the Apple ecosystem. The PB work is a side gig, so don't really need an impressive development rig.
The first customer I want to move (eventually) to their app running via the "cloud" (hope I'm using that term correctly) is currently running running a native PB app (using PFC) with SQL Server database connected via ODBC. I know old school right? They have been very happy with the situation so far - no need for a large tech-savvy IT org to support this app (will get to this point later).
So the plan I have in my mind is:
- Move to PowerClient - to address the need to deploy the PBDs/EXE.
- Move to PowerServer - they have a future need to create some APIs to allow other applications to access the business logic.
So for PowerClient step:
- Can I install Microsoft IIS Express on my VMWare Mac to test the PowerClient deployment (local server).
- How do I instruct a "non-server" savvy (like me actually) IT department to create a Web Server?
I've read a lot of PowerClient docs, white papers and tutorials, but maybe I've missed some?
Thanks in advance for all your help.