Taking quotes on building LC external for RethinkDB
alex at tweedly.net
Sun Aug 6 20:20:02 EDT 2017
On 07/08/2017 00:39, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> Hello Tom -
> ReThinkDB seems like a good project. I'm assuming this is for
> client-server over the Internet, yes?
> If so, do you plan on connecting the DB directly to the open Internet,
> or use a middleware supplying a REST API for clients?
i would presume not. The USP of RethinkDB (at least from my very quick
skim over the website :-) was the 'push' notification of updates to the
clients - which would be lost if you used a 'traditional' REST API from
the end-clients to a server.
> If the latter, you'd only need a means of connecting LC directly to
> the DB if you were using LC Server. But since LC Server is a CGI,
> and since one of the benefits of using ReThinkDB is performance, if
> you used PHP as your middleware you'd be able to use the existing APIs
> for that language on the server, and your LC-based clients would just
> call your REST API via GET and POST.
> If this is not helpful, what other considerations might we take into
> account to explore options for efficient connections with that DB?
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