Ok - here's the problem.
We had a canned proof of concept for a web application.
The problem now is that I've had to proove a concept that had to go beyond that.
I used ( as per usual with me ) PostgreSQL as the RDBMS and HTML-Mason ( perl ) as the serverside language.
The SQL database is simple in structure - five tables i think, one sequence and a view.
The HTML-Mason is rather more complex - but i'd hope to think, given the hype everyone's always making over these "new langauges", that one of the more recent langauges could handle the same stuff ( i've got a feeling it's going to have to be asp - you'll see ).
[ It's strange me calling other languages new when Mason itself is - but it's pretty much perl - so i can still be cynical as per usual ]
So - I now need to take this web application that came from a poc, and has now be turned into a web application, and turn it back into a clientside poc.
I don't mean clientside as in "page served by server - all the action happens in scripting langauges inside the html".
I mean clientside as in "the pages themselves will live on a cd - and any action must happen on the demonstration machine with no intervention from a server for anything.
So - my question:
How can I achieve a RDBMS in a "canned" form.
The demo pc can't be expected to be running any sort of RDBMS.
There can be no assumptions as to software on there ( before anyone suggests access [ for which i would have shouted anyway ] ).
So can I achieve the same thing now with ASP and some sort of demonstration sql ?
Has anyone had any experience with this sort of thing?