Begining of Java Servlet Inteface

Rodrigo Moya
14 May 2001 18:21:44 +0200

On 14 May 2001 11:32:23 -0400, Chris Shenton wrote:
> writes:
> > I would suggest the thought that "multiuser" be considered completely
> > synonymous with "using SQL DBMS."  The database provides an interface
> > that supports many concurrent connections; that supports multiple
> > users without needing to think very much about it.
> Need to ensure the code to access the DB uses some kind of
> database-neutral API layer so we don't get locked into
> <insert your favorite DB>.  Would be nice if it could talk to MySQL,
> Postgres, Oracle, or whatever the user/customer has. 
may I suggest you to use libgda, the data access layer used in the gnome-db
project ( It contains a nice library which
provides the database-neutral layer you're talking about, and currently,
PostgreSQL, MySQL, ODBC, Oracle, Sybase, TDS (for Sybase and MS SQL
Server) are supported, as well as an embedded DB system (distributed by
default with libgda) which uses gdbm as the backend, but which supports
a subset of SQL, and, more important, allows the creation of tables with
more than one field (that is, no limitation to key-value pairs as in
gdbm and Berkeley DB.

It is still missing some things, but we're working on adding them,
specially the support for XML queries, which will allow clients to send
commands to any DB backend in a portable way. This will provide a 100%
DB-independent layer.

ok, enough publicity, but, well, I think you might want have a look at


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