[Q] How suitable is Squeak for Database work

Avi Bryant avi at beta4.com
Sat Jan 4 00:42:52 UTC 2003

On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Nevin Pratt wrote:

> > Yup, I'm using it with MySQL.
> >
> > Colin Putney
> > Whistler.com
> And I'm using it with PostgreSQL

I see your MySQL and PostgreSQL and raise you SQLite and ODBC.  All four
of those drivers are available on SqueakMap.  If anyone really wants it I
hacked out most of a bridge to JDBC as well (slow, but useful for the thin
oracle drivers).

Not to mention the object databases (MinneStore, Magma, BDB) and
object/relational mappings (GLORP, Tantalus) available.

What Squeak doesn't have, unfortunately, is any DBI-like database
abstraction layer.  But it's easy enough to roll your own when you need it
that nobody seems to have much interest in doing it properly.


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