> We are using the "old midas TSocketConnection". What is your preferred 3
For me it depends entirely on what I'm doing at the time, and the
environment a new system would have to run within.
TWebConnection can be handy because of port 80 availability, but not all
machines have web servers running.
TDComConnection requires knowledge of DCOM configuration (and this seems to
change with each new version of windows).
TSocketConnection is easy to setup and has the advantage of being able to
compress and encrypt (and in your case measure) the data. I tend to use
TSocketConnection by default - if I am using MIDAS.
With ADO you don't need to use TClientDatasets with the MIDAS components, so
I use a mixture of various other techniques too (SOAP wasn't too dificult to
I'm currently looking at C# Builder and web services since these will lead
the way for future designs (I expect).
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