JDBC instead of ODBC

Pierre Sahores psahores at easynet.fr
Sun Oct 5 02:06:01 EDT 2003


Le dim 05/10/2003 à 05:43, Monte Goulding a écrit :
> > On Saturday, October 4, 2003, at 06:02  PM, Todd Geist wrote:
> >
> > > There is a FileMaker Pro plug-in which can connect to any database
> > > that has
> > > JDBC access.  I have used this plug-in to retrieve data from and edit
> > > data
> > > on Firebird, MySQL, and Postgres servers.  There was very little
> > > difference
> > > in the code, and it was very fast. (Why am I using FileMaker?  That's
> > > another story).
> > >
> > > FileMaker's plug-in API is C/C++, not Java.  So the developers of the
> > > plug-in had to write some kind of C/C++ wrapper around the java code.
> > > I was
> > > imagining that some clever Rev Nut could do the same thing for
> > > Revolution.
> > >
> > > Maybe as others have pointed out there is no need.
> >
> > Todd, that's a new one one me!
> >
> > I'm all for any method to get the bountiful world of JDBC drivers can
> > be opened up to us. Certainly better than dealing with ODBC, on Win32
> > platforms.
> >
> 
> This is a very interesting idea. Personally I'd go for expanding the
> external API to include Java. JDBC would be an advantage considering there's
> a JDBC dirver for almost every DB but think of the possibilities that RMI
> would bring. We could all get fat writing Rev clients to J2EE systems ;-)
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Monte

Yes, Yes, Yes. Even if Rev don't really need Java to connect RDBMS, it
could be a good marketing way to help and let J2EE developers come to
Revolution, in discovering and loving it's elegance and simplicity :-)

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