Leads for database application development
Jerome.Garcia at wj.com
Wed Jul 1 17:20:44 UTC 1998
Bob Adler, Chris Earnest, and I were involved at Claris (Apple) in
development of a set of classes in C++ to provide distributed
heterogeneous database access.
Bob designed a set of database provider classes which abstracted
access to various sources which could range from delimited flat files
to the various relational databases.
Chris designed a set of classes which could optimize distributed
I designed a set of classes to represent the distributed data
dictionary and database requests. The database request classes were
based on but not limited to the ANSI SQL 92 standard. All database
request classes were subclasses of an expression class whose super
class was a tree node class.
This was all part of a fairly ambitious effort at Claris. I left
shortly after proof of concept and initial testing of those parts
involving Bob, Chris, and I so that I could do Smalltalk development
at Penergy. What can I say? I wanted to do Smalltalk :-)
The parts which Bob and I did worked extremely well and were very easy
to extend. I would like to see a similar direction taken in Squeak. I
have thought about about doing this myself but have not been able to
find the time. Also, I do not have any experience in access of object
oriented databases so I can not say whether it is useful to include
them when considering the problem.
If you would like additional info, send me some e-mail.
Jerome E. Garica, Adventurous Mind
jegarcia at adventurousmind.com
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Subject: Leads for database application development
Author: "Mark A. Schwenk" <mas at wellthot.com> at INTERNET
Date: 6/30/98 8:08 PM
I am looking at using Squeak for database application development (the sorts
of projects I am currently using Microsoft Access for) and am wondering if
anyone has leads on relevant current projects or has suggested directions of
what Squeak needs in this area before I begin my work.
I can't wait to start playing (ahem, working) with Squeak.
-Mark Schwenk, WellThot Inc.
mas at wellthot.com
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