SqueakDBX - Targets and Features
Last updated at 10:15 pm UTC on 12 April 2009
- Complete support of OpenDBX and all the databases it includes.
- Glorp integration
- Maintenance due to changes on OpenDBX that impacts on SqueakDBX, for example, API changes or new functionality.
- Current features
- Cross-platform support: Linux, Windows (using MinGW) and Mac
- Mini VM blocks when using FFI (asynchronous queries)
- Own SqueakDBX plugin
- Support for: Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL Server, ODBC and SQLite3
- Transactional concept: begin transaction, commit and rollback
- Mappings from String to specific types in selects
- Special OpenDBX options: multistatements, encryption, compression, paged results, mySQL modes, and more
- Automated database connection release (although manual disconnection is recommended ;-)
- Automated results retrieving in order to do another query, after doing a query and not iterating ALL results
- Lots of unit tests that buck up our project ;-)
- Lots of benchmarks and comparison with native drivers (PostgreSQL and MySQL).
- Error handling: Not only errors, but levels associated with an error in order to avoid FFI calls (if you get a fatal error, it has no sense to do another query and the resources must be free).
- Query timeout (this is very useful for webapplications) and pageSize can be set for each query.
- Expected features
- Support for: Firebird, Interbase and Sybase
- Ability to be used as a GLORP driver
- Possible future features
- Support for: DB2, Ingres and Informix
- Note: DB2 support is coming (next major version of OpenDBX will include it)
- Connection pooling
- Prepared statement interface
- Store procedures
- Support for large objects (like clobs, globs and arrays)
- Escape and avoid of SQL insertion
- Authentication support: extends to other methods, not only user/password
- Full text support