[Newbies] Two Questions Search and ORM

Herbert König herbertkoenig at gmx.net
Sun Dec 12 14:37:27 UTC 2010

Hi Sayth,

SR> First question, where is the best place to search this mailing list. I know
SR> the question I am about to ask has been asked before but I can't seem to
SR> find a link in the mailing list to use search from?

gmane or your favourite search engine. Don't forget to search
the other Squeak related lists.

SR> How much of this article from 2006 still rings true.
SR> http://onsmalltalk.com/squeak-smalltalk-and-databases
SR> "Relational Databases

That was before SqueakDBX squeakdbx at lists.squeakfoundation.org

SR> So, on to relational databases. Squeak has ODBC support, but it's single

which as far as I understand is happily used in commercial settings,
search Squeak dev.

SR> threaded and blocks the VM when querying, so while it works for demos and
SR> low traffic apps against pretty much any database, I wouldn't try anything
SR> too big with it; it just can't scale.

I use the native mysql driver in a 3.8 image and instead of cooking
pages long sql queries, I do the clever things in Smalltlk. Depends on
your application if scaling is an issue.

SR> I assume GLORP is dead http://www.glorp.org/ .

Never used it but it's mentioned too often on Squeak dev and SqueakDBX
list to be dead.

Oh and then there's Magma and work done on couchDB which might be
alternatives to ORM.

Maybe you tell us what you want to achieve so we get a more positive
discussion :-))



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