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

Avi Bryant avi.bryant at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 01:25:14 CET 2006

On Jan 10, 2006, at 4:07 PM, Cees De Groot wrote:

> http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2480 might be a good starting point
> for a more widely-usable glorp on squeak...

Yes, it's certainly possible to make connections from Squeak to  
Oracle, it's just a question of performance.  ODBC has the issue that  
(AFAIK) queries block the entire VM, so if you have concurrent users  
of your app things will get bogged down quickly.  An alternate  
strategy I've tried is to forward the requests to a Java program  
acting as a bridge (say, over HTTP), which at least doesn't block,  
but the extra layer of connections and conversions does add some  
latency to each query.  The other nice thing about this latter  
approach is that you can use the JDBC thin client, and avoid the  
nightmare of installing all the Oracle libs.


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