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Re: [vox-tech] perl db question
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Re: [vox-tech] perl db question

glad to hear there's a happy medium between flat files and a full server
based db.  the main reason why i wanted to avoid server based db is that
all my motorcycle friends use windows, and i was hoping to write
something that they could use too.

sounds like when i get need a break from my research, i should read 
perl DBI book.  honestly, i barely even know what a database is beyond
the obvious and certainly don't know any sql.  this is a topic that i've
been wanting to learn for awhile (but all the books i've seen on the
topic are really long boring...  :( ).


begin Henry House <hajhouse@houseag.com> 
> On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 10:50:10PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> > I won't go into details, but in summary I'd strongly recommend
> > a SQL database for anything much more complicated then a small table
> > or two.  I'll list some of the things you should consider if your
> > going to do it yourself:
> I don't disagree with the wise words from you and Ted about the folly of
> rolling one's own data storage system, but Peter's original point, if I recall
> correctly, was that he did not want a server-based database (on account of
> the administration burden, presumably).
> The choice is not just between flat files and a full-blow RDBMS. There are
> tools midway in between. Berkely DB version 3 has bindings available for more
> languages that you can shake a stick at, and has efficient binary storage and
> proper locking for multi-user access. SQLite implements a multi-user database
> manipulated in SQL in a library (no server).
> On the other hand, I can wholeheartedly recommend PostgreSQL, even though is
> is a rather heavyweight server. Pick your worse evil ;-).
> -- 
> Henry House
> The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>
> for information.  My OpenPGP key: <http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

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