(Revenge of) [direct access with Rev built-in SQL] vs. [server-side scripts] to access a multiuser remote DB
josh at dvcreators.net
Tue Mar 7 13:24:26 CST 2006
Thanks to everyone who made very helpful comments and voted in the
poll (http://revcoders.org/database-access/), but now there's a new
We've found the config option that lets us open a MySQL database to
any IP (not just "localhost").
So what I'm searching for is a "best practices" recommendation for a
multiuser app with a DB back end.
#1. send commands using LibURL from Rev to PHP scripts on the server,
the PHP scripts interact with the database, then send results back to
#2. Use the built-in SQL commands of Rev to directly access the
I have been doing #1, which is working fine, speed is very fast,
seems faster than a browser (!), but it is a bit of a headache
switching gears to write PHP scripts.
So I'm thinking of switching to #2...
Has anyone tried both? Would anyone recommend going one way or the
other? Any distinct advantages?
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