Valentina Database Now Supports Ruby on Rails on Mac OS X

Valentina 3.5.1 technology release now includes support for building
RoR applications on Mac OS X. They have previously released support on
the Windows platform. There is also a component for building local
Ruby apps as well.

You can read more on their site or their publisher mirye.com.

On Dec 14, 2007 4:02 PM, Lynn [email protected] wrote:

http://www.valentina-db.com/

Valentina 3.5.1 technology release now includes support for building
RoR applications on Mac OS X. They have previously released support on
the Windows platform. There is also a component for building local
Ruby apps as well.

You can read more on their site or their publisher mirye.com.

And this is cheaper than MySQL and PostgreSQL and SQLite by how much?


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

On 14 Dec 2007, at 23:12, Greg D. wrote:

And this is cheaper than MySQL and PostgreSQL and SQLite by how much?
Having no affiliation with this company whatsoever and have to say
this is a bit unfair towards this excellent db. It’s true it’s not
free, but some people like paying for the benefits of a database. I’m
looking at Daylite (crm/erp application for macos x) for example
which is using the commercial Openbase because of it’s excellent
stability, transparent offline synchronisation capabilities etc.

I’ve used Valentina with a few of the other languages that it
supports and in terms of speed, it blows away the other dbs away
easily. What I particularly liked about it when using it in
conjunction with REALbasic (which can be great for low budget
applications), was its object-relational nature, binary links (habtm
without a real table) and its random virtual recordset access.
Instead of having to use LIMIT and OFFSET, you could query a
recordset that let’s say yields a 50,000 record result, then randomly
say: well, get me object 10,212 to 10,500 and 35,141 and 44,984 to
45,014 and send it over to me. There’s a whole lot of query parsing
and seperate queries involved if you’d be using plain sql for this. I
don’t know how far this support is backed into their adapter, but if
it is, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

To give you a simple example, in a company I used to work for, a
prospect asked us to make his very large database with quite a few
linked tables live searchable locally on those old clamshell ibooks
and some superslow dell laptops. I spent about one day, maybe even a
little less and I had both the Windows and Mac version of the app
compiled and ready to run, including an import procedure to import
all the data. Every keydown in the app narrowed the list down almost
instantly using a random access datagrid, and I’m talking about some
fulltext searched fields here too or you could browse through all of
the records using the scrollbar. We never deemed such a thing
possible on those old machines, still Valentina did it without a fuss.

Also, if you look at the licensing scheme, it’s a lot more clear than
MySQL’s, which is not as free as you claim it to be.

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

On Dec 14, 2007 4:50 PM, Peter De Berdt [email protected]
wrote:

Also, if you look at the licensing scheme, it’s a lot more clear than

http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/

Seems pretty clear to me.

MySQL’s, which is not as free as you claim it to be.

What does “not as free” even mean? You’re very confused. If the
degree of “free” MySQL offers isn’t enough then there’s also
PostgreSQL and SQLite as I mentioned before.

And who really cares if MySQL is free or not, they’re not spamming
off-topic ads into the list.


Greg D.
http://destiney.com/

On 15 Dec 2007, at 00:06, Greg D. wrote:

http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/

Seems pretty clear to me.

What does “not as free” even mean?

It means if you make money of something that uses mysql, you have to
pay for it (and you have to pay a lot). Although some might say if
the customer installs mysql themselves, the commercial license
doesn’t apply, nor if your application can use different databases,
nor if the mysql database adapter is open source. Everybody has a
different story about what is the truth now. Unless you’re using the
4.0 version of mysql that is, which was basically free IIRC. That’s
what I call a confusing and “not as free as you claim” license.

You’re very confused. If the
degree of “free” MySQL offers isn’t enough then there’s also
PostgreSQL and SQLite as I mentioned before.

That’s why those two weren’t mentioned. Valentina still has several
features that make it stand out over all the databases you mentioned
(and may have shortcomings compared to them).

And who really cares if MySQL is free or not, they’re not spamming
off-topic ads into the list.

One message about a new rails database adapter for a commercial
database is something you consider spamming? Why didn’t you go all
berserk on the Openbase adapter announcement then. Guess Lynn should
have made the message longer and with lots of asterisks and [ANN]
headers, maybe that would have been less spam to you.

If the Lynn starts flooding this list on a daily basis with that
announcement just like the 2GB free download space (or what is it)
bullocks or non-ruby or RoR related (check the website, it’s about
Rails, and it’s posted on a Rails mailing list), then I’ll be happy
to support your case. But I understand your frustration with spam
these days, this pre-holiday period has been a real pain for my
mailbox too =)

Best regards

Peter De Berdt

Valentina 3.5.1 technology release now includes support for building
RoR applications on Mac OS X. They have previously released support on
the Windows platform. There is also a component for building local
Ruby apps as well.

You can read more on their site or their publisher mirye.com.

And this is cheaper than MySQL and PostgreSQL and SQLite by how much?

That is entirely dependent on total cost of your project and if those
products do everything everyone needs - it has almost nothing to do
with it being free to download. Unless developer time is totally free,
and the impact of delivery is non-existent, then no worries.

On 28/12/07 1:15 AM, “rubyonrails-talk group” [email protected]
wrote:

Hi Greg,

seems to be the “EOF-like” variety, clearly an edge case for which
Valentina is specifically tuned.

No actually…

Valentina is not tuned for any OR frameworks. Because we never have put
such
target. Actually we only now starting to check this OR frameworks world
(ROR, Hibernate). We never did this because Valentina is not RDBMS, it
is
Object-Relational. So we have consider any OR MAPs to be not needed. But
it
seems that if do OR framework around ORDBMS it will be more clean/thing/
simple than one around RDBMS.

Its nature of engine and format of db files really give many enough
benefits
for OR frameworks. For example, Valentina has RecID and OID fields in
tables
which eat ZERO disk space, while still do job. Also Valentina is
vertical
format database (not traditional row-format). Also Valentina has on low
level the Link abstraction, which you will not find in any other RDBMS.
And
so on.

http://www.valentina-db.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=paradigma:public:en:documen
tation:vkernel:vlink:vlink

Besides, that developer have not implement yet any Valentina-specific
optimizations. For example we push him to start use Links, RecId, OID,
SQL
with bindings, and so on.

We are sure that when he optimize framework with this features, he will
get
easy 2-10 times speed up overall.

And I want underline again, Valentina was NOT born to be used with
OR-frameworks. 99% of Valentina developers use it just as ORDBMS without
any
frameworks. And from this 99% may be 50% use it as pure RDBMS not
touching
OR-features.

Valentina developers usually are developers who are NOT satisfied with all
these mentioned dbs. They come to Valentina and tell us own stories. Some of
them are here:
http://www.paradigmasoft.com/en/testimonials

That’s great but as long as Valentina is closed source I won’t even
try it, much less pay money to use it or advise my company to use it.
Welcome to the future of software.

Aha, so problem is in your “religion”. Then sorry, sorry…
Keep going with your gods :-)))
Nobody going touch personally you.

But note, that we was FORSED by many requests from Valentina users to
enable
Valentina database for ROR. So please, Greg, try understand that EXCEPT
you
exists other developers, which may have other opinion and point of
view
about db tools and needs of their clients.

Welcome to multi-opinion multi-color multi-polar world :slight_smile:

I don’t really know why you want to stay on this speed tangent when
the real issue here is spamming the list with an off-topic ad for a
closed source project.

Does this list have the name like “open-source-software-only” ? But no.
Its about ROR and ANYTHING related to ROR. Am I right Greg?

Can you assume that after this “ad for a closed source project”, some
members of this list will get FREE INFORMATION about tool which allow
them
better solve their tasks? Why you want prevent them from this??? You are
censor? You like mySQL? But we know a lots of developers, which hate it.

By the way, your first message into this thread was about price of
Valentina
vs mySQL. I have forget to mention that we have for Linux web developers
totally FREE Valentina Community Server.

Get over yourself and your “fast” database and let people discover the project
through Google like normal. I’m sure there are billions of developers
searching for a “faster than anything out there” database right this minute.

  1. exists law/rule about this way only? Point by finger please.
    if you cannot point such law please do not teach others.

  2. Hmm, You like and use Google???

Am I right they use own closed-source software for search engines?
So be consistent, and “trash” it from your tools. :-))

Also I believe you never use such things as Windows, MAC OS X,
Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, inDesign, ShockWave, Director, Opera, and
thousands of other cool titles?

P.S. This is the last my answer to Greg’s “religion wars”.


Best regards,

Ruslan Z.
VP Engineering and New Technology
Paradigma Software, Inc

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