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AW: Re: [OT] Croquet and ODBC

Frank Urbach
think about a simulation of real production processes which data's gos in a database. If you have the result you want see the difference between the real result and your simulation. This is one of the reasens to deal with databases.
Just my 2 cents.

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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 23:43:37
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Subject: Re: [croquet] [OT] Croquet and ODBC

[off topic]  Just curious: why would anyone "need a connection with a  database", where it doesn't matter which one?
There's an implication here (ODBC, Mysql) that you need a quasi-
relational database,  but I can only think of one reason for using
this kind of technology:  Legacy - which isn't the case here, because  it doesn't matter which one you use.

I'm asking seriously. My department uses Oracle at great cost. I've
been naively asking why and no one seems to know. [Actually, the
answer seems to be "Because the state legislature told us we had
to!"] I thought the original reason for such beasts was that if there  was more data than can fit in memory, you needed a product that
carefully managed a cache for pages retrieved from disk. But few
databases are actually bigger than today's memory sizes, and networks  are faster than disks, so for example, a distributed hash table
should be faster for big data stores anyway.

On Sep 27, 2006, at 2:38 PM, Rob Van Pamel wrote:

> Hello
> I’m a student at the Erasmus in Belgium. For my thesis I am
> creating a application in Croquet. For this application I need a
> connection with a database. I would prefer Mysql but I doesn’t
> matter which one. The problem is that I can’t find information how  > I can connect from within croquet to a database. I found someone
> who did it by using the hyperlink which calls a ASP page. But I
> hope someone has some experience with it. I found a ODBC driver for  > squeak but it doesn't 'file-in' in Croquet.
> Kind Regards
>   Rob Van Pamel
>   Student Master Electronics - ICT