Simple Image Based Persistence in Squeak

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at
Tue Jan 15 12:29:21 UTC 2008

Philippe Marschall wrote:

>> In the case you didn' yet read Ramon Leon post on his blog:

>> No object relational mapping layer (not even Rails and ActiveRecord) can
>> match the simplicity, performance, and speed of development one can get
>> just using plain old objects that are kept in memory all the time"

>> Image as a database is my way of running my web apps for four years
>> already, and I make my living of them, so I can just agree and confirm
>> Ramon here!

> We regularly get flamed big time for using the image as a database in SqS.

Well, a database lobby (let me name them such) succeeded to plant deeply 
in our minds a feeling of fear of anything else than a relational 
database. A fear of loosing your valuable data, that is. Fear, FUD, 
always a strong weapon...


Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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