JDBC instead of ODBC

Júlio César Ködel kodel at terra.com.br
Sun Oct 5 11:56:01 EDT 2003


Sorry If I'm making a great mistake, but... I was thinking...
There is a "Microsoft" Java (or, at least, an attempt to do so) called
Microsoft .Net Framework.
It's well know that there is a .Net Framework for *nix called Mono (and, If
I'm not wrong, available for Macitosh also).
If the Framework has ADODB capabilities, would be possible to achieve a
ADODB connection within Rev using a external plugin made in .Net?
I know it sounds insane, but, well, we're programmers, aren't we? =P

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Monte Goulding" <monte at sweattechnologies.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 05, 2003 4:24 AM
Subject: RE: JDBC instead of ODBC


>
> > 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 :-)
> >
> I imagine the combination of Sun's 'write once, run anywhere' marketing
and the fact that Rev actually delivers on it would be quite a good
combination ;-)
>
> To be quite honest I think this is an area that Rev could clean up. Java
GUI's (swing or not) are crap and dog slow. J2EE clients could be developed
in VB but that rules out cross platform clients.
>
> Cheers
>
> Monte
>
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