is ReStore for Dolphin?
ReStore for Dolphin is a framework
for Dolphin Smalltalk that allows the storage and retrieval of objects in any
ODBC-compliant SQL Relational Database - such as Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL
Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. ReStore handles all interaction with the database, allowing Dolphin applications to
lever the power of Relational Databases, whilst using standard Smalltalk
Dolphin's Database Connection package do this already?
You can use the Database Connection classes to
access relational databases from Dolphin (in fact, ReStore
makes use of these classes for low-level database interaction). However, using
Database Connection alone involves writing SQL queries and instructions
directly into your Dolphin code whenever you need to access the database. With ReStore,
these are all generated transparently and automatically, leaving you free to
concentrate on developing your Dolphin Smalltalk applications.
I need to know SQL?
No. One of the main design goals of ReStore
was to allow the Smalltalk programmer to use relational storage without
needing any relational database skills, such as SQL. With ReStore,
you write regular Smalltalk code - ReStore will automatically
generate SELECT, INSERT and UPDATE queries as required. It will even handle
the creation and maintenance of your database tables.
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