Is tsnet always better?

jonathandlynch at jonathandlynch at
Mon Aug 21 07:28:01 EDT 2017

Thanks Mark

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> On Aug 21, 2017, at 6:38 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> On 2017-08-21 02:25, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode wrote:
>> LC gives us multiple ways to connect to online databases. Is TSnet
>> always the best performing method?
> Generally if you are accessing databases over the internet then fronting them with an HTTP-based gateway is by far the 'best' option - especially when considered from a security standpoint (that's not saying it completely replaces direct socket access - the latter just requires more IT infrastructure to ensure it is secure; which makes it less generally useful, and probably best to avoid entirely in a mobile/unlocked down over-internet access setting).
> So, I'd say tsNet is definitely the best way to access HTTP APIs - it is more efficient and has async (request with callback) for all HTTP method types (well, it will in 1.3.1 - there's a couple of HTTP methods missing in previous versions).
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.
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