Taking quotes on building LC external for RethinkDB

Mark Wieder ahsoftware at sonic.net
Mon Aug 7 00:10:12 EDT 2017


On 08/06/2017 05:20 PM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote:

>> 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.

Interesting. My take on that is that since it requires an open 
connection to the database in order for the notifications to happen, 
it's more like a pubsub sort of approach. Which is still a nice touch, 
but it seems like it requires either a direct connection to the db or a 
callback mechanism. And that is also from a very quick skim of that 
section of the docs.

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  Mark Wieder
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