[Newbies] regd databases and networking in squeak

Navodit Kaushik navoditk at yahoo.co.in
Fri Apr 6 16:58:53 UTC 2007

Hi Ron

Thanks for the very quick response. Basically what I
am trying to do is as follows:

1. Set up a database at squeaksource.com which has
data like Squeak packages, classes, methods etc. i.e.
kind of a history database which stores information
about squeak packages, classes uptill a particular

2. Next thing I want to do is to be able to connect to
this database over the internet (i.e. network access
to the database) and download packages etc from this

So my questions are:

1. What would be the best choice to be able to set up
a database at squeaksource.com which has some data.
Someone suggested Magma to me but I am not sure if it
is the correct choice for this.
2. What packages would I need to be able to access
this database across the network (I guess this wd
depend on the database used in 1 above!)


--- Ron Teitelbaum <Ron at USMedRec.com> wrote:

> Hi Navodit,
> The easiest thing you can do to attach a database is
> to use ODBC.  If you
> have on your system an ODBC Driver say like Dbase or
> Access then you can
> just use a file.  You set up an ODBC connection and
> then use SQL to access
> your data.  The best part of doing this is that you
> don't need to have
> Access or Dbase on your system since ODBC does all
> the work for you.
> Review the ODBC packages on SqueakMap for details.
> For networking it really depends on what you are
> trying to do.  If you are
> just looking for networking access to a database
> then you have that with the
> ODBC package.
> If you are looking for more advanced Database tools
> then consider using
> PostgreSQL and Glorp.  This is a much more
> complicated so if you are new to
> this I'd stick with ODBC until you get your feet
> wet.
> Please feel free to ask questions!  
> Happy coding,
> Ron Teitelbaum
> President / Principal Software Engineer 
> US Medical Record Specialists
> www.usmedrec.com 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Navodit Kaushik
> > 
> > Hi
> > 
> > I am trying to learn more about using databases 
> and
> > using networking in Squeak. Can anyone please
> suggest
> > some good starting points? For databases, I would
> be
> > needing to set up a database for my project at
> > squeaksource.com so I am looking for something
> which
> > would enable that. For networking, I just want to
> > start by learning some basics about how network
> access
> > works in Squeak. Any pointers would be highly
> > appreciated. Thanks
> > 
> > Navodit
> > 
> > 
> > 

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