DBFree offers in a single package everything you need to run server-based, database driven web applications from the cloud, from a dedicated server or from your own home PC.
DBFree is a free and open-source project. It can be used to make commercial web applications based on the freeware MaxScript Interpreter and the universal DBF data format.
Latest news 17-12-14DBFree V4 Beta 126.96.36.199 now available as auto-extracting zip file: go to DOWNLOADS section. This new build also fixes an error in the GUI (DBFree Control Panel) that prevented functioning of the button for opening the website folder. (More news)
DBFree relies on MaxScript which is a modern implementation of xBase to be used into web pages.But how does it look MaxScript code? Here it is an example of a complete page:
<!DOCTYPE html><html><% **************************************** xcLib := mspconfigvar("SETLIB") set maxlib to &xcLib initlib() set dbtype to DBASE %><%=include("myHeader.h")%><body><% //-- open database cDbPath := setDB3("demo") cTable := cDbPath + "customers.DBF" use (cTable) alias MASTER //-- show first 100 records rrr := 0 do while not eof() and rrr < 100 rrr++ %><%=displayRec(recno())%><% skip enddo %></body>%=include("myFooter.h")%></html>
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For everyone and ready out-of-the-box. Runs a single web site.
Open Source + Freeware
For experienced users, multiple web sites sharing same database, tuned for IIS7.5 and Windows Server 2008/2012
For the professionals: build your own data center! Run tens or hundreds of web sites.
MaxScript compiler for building your own libraries