What is tdbengine?
Tdbengine is a "relational database management system" - in short: RDBMS - with an integrated programming language. It represents the enhancement of the famous DOS-TDB and is predestined to handle databases on the web. It connects to the webserver using the standard cgi interface.
The tdbengine is very small (about 400 KByte), extremely quick and easy to administrate. Currently versions for Linux (x86), FreeBSD (x86) and Windows NT/2000 are available.
The tdbengine is distributed as freeware. The current Version 6.2.9 can be downloaded here. Apart from many GNU - projects the tdbengine is written in pascal. It is compilable with FreePascal without any additional libraries or packages.
Who needs tdbengine?
The tdbengine is a mighty tool for all who operate dynamic web-content. There is no need for an additional SQL-database. Thats why the tdbengine is a real alternative to PHP/MySQL or Perl/MySQL or any other script-language which interfaces with a database. Tdbengine is script-language and database in one. The language itself offers many features of Pascal and C, so that nearly every developer can cope with it from scratch. PHP-developers can find some special hints here.
But why the tdbengine?
The tdbengine has proven to be a high-performance and stable internet-tool. It allows a strict isolation of webdesign and programming code. Using the tdbengine it is possible to create web-applications including a database in nearly no time.