[Seaside] new user curious about use of GLORP with Seaside on Squeak 3.8

Jeremy Shute shutej at crazilocks.com
Tue Jan 10 22:52:20 CET 2006

Pop quiz: you want to use Oracle because...

A. All Oracle benchmarks have to be passed by Oracle, meaning their
performance results are TOTALLY unbiased...
B. When there's a bug in Oracle, you can't find it and you sure as hell
can't fix it.
C. Expensive things are necessarily better, even when they're not yours
(because you can only afford to lease, not buy).
D. What the heck am I talking about?  You never said you want to use Oracle!

Maaaybe you should consider whether any other architecture could suit your
needs, like maybe SleepyCat or, God Forbid, flat files?  I've never met a
person who really needed Oracle, only people who didn't understand the
principles of cacheing, memory heirarchy, and atomicity through logging...
 People who THINK they need Oracle.


> On Sun, 8 Jan 2006, Todd Blanchard wrote:
>> If using oracle with glorp is a hard requirement for you, you will want
>> to
>> use the seaside port on VisualWorks where the glorp implementation
>> supports
>> many more databases.  Glorp on squeak is postgres only.
> Glorp on squeak is postgres only because as far as I know there's no
> interface for oracle available for squeak. Same for the rest of the
> databases that work with VW glorp. Glorp works on top of a database
> connect/driver. (Of course, even if squeak had oracle drivers I would most
> likely ignore it since I don't hate myself enough to install oracle on my
> puter. But maybe someone else does)
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