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Re: What databases have taught me

From: Keith H Duggar <duggar_at_alum.mit.edu>
Date: 22 Jun 2006 20:01:08 -0700
Message-ID: <1151031668.219875.88910@i40g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


JOG wrote:
[snip all too familiar story]

Same experience for me, though perhaps on smaller scale projects though with complex algorithms.

> I still code via OO as I currently have no other
> preferable tools.

I'm stuck in the same situation. Please accept my apology for the questions I'm about to ask. I suspect the answers are somewhere out there; but, I'm just suffering from search fatigue (been studying these relational concepts feverishly for weeks) and would love some easy answers.

The question, how to leverage relational thinking to develop stand-alone applications? Something where I can write some code, compile the code, and deliver a tool that a client can feed a flat-file dataset (database?) to analyze. And where the "compiler" only incorporates as much DBMS functionality as is necessary to execute the static procedures defined in the code. For example the "Rel" project:

  http://dbappbuilder.sourceforge.net/Rel.html

incorporates an entire Java implementation of the Berkley DB engine. Something more lightweight (and preferably not Java) would be better. Maybe I'm looking for a relational library rather than a DBMS? JOG what do you do to leverage RM in your development?

Again forgive me if those questions are confused. Hell, they may even border on stupid. As said, I'm a bit fatigued. Some guidance would be most appreciated.

Received on Thu Jun 22 2006 - 22:01:08 CDT

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