Sequential programming with no rigid framework

No rigid structure is enforced on WebDNA developers, freeing them to develop in ways that match their way of thinking

WebDNA's natural, logical language and database query strings are integrated right into the html code. There is no framework that locks the developer into a specific of approach to a problem. This allows people to code in a way that makes sense to them. It is a door wide open to creativity and a new approach to "organic programming", a way of building complex systems out of simple units.

WebDNA makes it easy to mix code with html, allowing designers to build exactly what they want without dealing with complex programming conventions. This way a web designer can get a dynamic website up and running very quickly.

For instance, deleting a record in WebDNA needs only this succinct code:

[delete db=mydb.db&lsIDdata=5]

which is translated as "delete" from the "database named mydb.db" any record whose field named "ID" contains "data" with a value "less than" "5"

Here the equivalent php code:
<? php
$con = mysql_connect("localhost","mysql_user","mysql_pwd");
if (!$con)
die("Could not connect: " . mysql_error());

mysql_query("DELETE FROM mytable WHERE id < 5");
$rc = mysql_affected_rows();
echo "Records deleted: " . $rc;


The PHP code mixes two syntaxes (php and MySQL) with Object Oriented Programming. This explains why a designer with a quick look at WebDNA can start building his own application in no time, and soon can work as fast or faster than a PHP programmer.
Here another PHP vs. WebDNA example.
Christophe Billiottet


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