[Newbies] regd databases and networking in squeak
Ron at USMedRec.com
Fri Apr 6 18:07:18 UTC 2007
Ok I see. What you need to do is create a package in squeaksource. Then
you use Monticello to access squeaksource from your squeak image. All of
the database functionality is already there, and it works with Monticello.
See http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/43 for more information about how to use
Let me know if you have questions about how it works, but basically it's a
version manager for storing squeak code. It has a full history and version
Hope that helps! Happy coding,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Navodit Kaushik
> 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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