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This is interesting but ...

Is't SQLite have similar features ?

 


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45 minutes ago, RamDemon said:

Redis - Server side data.

????
 

I do not understand what you mean.

Did I misunderstod something here:

https://redis.io/

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Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.

 

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27 minutes ago, RamDemon said:

Clients >> Modules >> UDF >> Include >> .... this is not a feature in Redis technology .... this is only a "framework" which allow you to use Redis in an easy way.

 

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33 minutes ago, RamDemon said:

Well  Redis  listens on port 6379 TCP, and it can act as remote server for  clients.

This not mean that Redis works in Client/Server mode (with concurent connection).
But I can be wrong as I do not read entire Redis documentation.

33 minutes ago, RamDemon said:

As far I know SQLLite is local based SQL  , or  am I wrong?

SQLite db file can be store on remote shared folder, and in this way you can work with the same database on different client/station but not at the same time.

btw.
I think we need to ask @jchd about Redis feature.

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Never had experience with Redis either. I've very little time to look deep at it.

Just looked what it became and I still have hard time seeing how SQLite and Redis would naturally work together. The former is a SQL RDBMS while the latter is a proprietary datastore. The underlying models of both products don't trivially compare. Yet such mixes have been tried in countless combinations.

There are myriads of ways to mix SQL and NoSQL products, sometimes with perfectly valid reasons, other times just to follow current hype.
The only real question is: "why do you think you have to?"

Once you have loads of strong pro arguments and little or no against, then just go. Else seriously question your premises.
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9 minutes ago, jchd said:

The former is a SQL RDBMS while the latter is a proprietary datastore.

Isn't Redis open-source? How can it be a proprietary datastore if it is free software :think:


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i think he means it's not sql rdbms it's their own dog food https://redis.io/

 

"Redis is an open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes with radius queries. Redis has built-in replication, Lua scripting, LRU eviction, transactions and different levels of on-disk persistence, and provides high availability via Redis Sentinel and automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster"

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So call it "proprietary to its own open source code". I meant it isn't anywhere close to an established model or standard. That's the same with all (AFAIK) NoSQL products. Not that all are bad or useless, but everything fashionable isn't necessarily the panacea to all situations in the universe. That's the meaning of the article I quoted.

Notice that your data has a structure by itself, even very simple, and the relationships between data entities do denote a semantical structure reflecting problem specificities. Putting everything in a modelless bag may not reveal the most clever move just because you have to enforce relationship integrity thru application code rather than by means of strict built-in rules that SQL allows you to edict.


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8 hours ago, jchd said:

So call it "proprietary to its own open source code". I meant it isn't anywhere close to an established model or standard. That's the same with all (AFAIK) NoSQL products.

That doesn't really make sense to me, it doesn't have to be an established model or "standard" to be non-proprietary. The code is free for anyone to use and modify etc.

8 hours ago, jchd said:

Not that all are bad or useless, but everything fashionable isn't necessarily the panacea to all situations in the universe. That's the meaning of the article I quoted.

I don't see how this is related to Redis being a "proprietary" datastore, it is as you have said, one of the many solutions to certain situations, just like how other SQL-like databases are :)


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What I wanted to point out is that at some point in time, a number of no-SQL database-like codebases appeared and rapidly attracted a huge number of developpers. That's the "O dear, that's new and everyone's talking about it so I need to join" effect.

After some time it became clear that all these datastore solutions aren't the panacea they were often claimed to be. Of course many/all of them have a good use in specific contexts. What attracted attention is that all these libraries don't enforce strict rules like SQL does, the new land of the free if you want. Again this is an illusion in many situations since both your data and relationships underneath do exist and have to be enforced somewhere.

I didn't mean proprietary as "copyrighted property of some big corp", but "ad-hoc code".


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5 hours ago, jchd said:

I didn't mean proprietary as "copyrighted property of some big corp", but "ad-hoc code".

I see, I didn't get that meaning from your posts before :)

5 hours ago, jchd said:

What I wanted to point out is that at some point in time, a number of no-SQL database-like codebases appeared and rapidly attracted a huge number of developpers. That's the "O dear, that's new and everyone's talking about it so I need to join" effect.

I agree, I am no fan of the hype bandwagon either. Any good developer worth their salt should know what to use according to their specific situation, in this case OP has not given any clear indication of how they are going to use it, but maybe the want a simple key-value datastore like Redis...

5 hours ago, jchd said:

What attracted attention is that all these libraries don't enforce strict rules like SQL does, the new land of the free if you want. Again this is an illusion in many situations since both your data and relationships underneath do exist and have to be enforced somewhere.

I have personally never used a DB or datastore before, so I cannot go into the specifics, but it does look like SQL-like databases are somewhat overkill for small general purpose key-value databases, many projects of that sort never use the other fine tuned features of SQL (at-least that is how it looks like). Feel free to correct me if I am wrong :)


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4 hours ago, TheDcoder said:

I have personally never used a DB or datastore before, so I cannot go into the specifics, but it does look like SQL-like databases are somewhat overkill for small general purpose key-value databases, many projects of that sort never use the other fine tuned features of SQL (at-least that is how it looks like).

Correct but I can see other arguments as well.

I'm a daily reader of the SQLite mailing list, an amazing source of inspiration. A question regularly pops up there as "How can I associate SQLite and <some key-value store>?" and once the dust settles it pretty often turns out that SQLite alone is more suitable to the case exposed than some kind of "marriage of carp and rabbit" (a French saying). At times a counter-intuitive more sophisticated setup is the right choice due to uncommon requirements.

SQLite is special in the SQL world. It's a zero-install, fast, small footprint, flexible, embedded RDBMS having no dependancy and being compiled and used on the largest range of hardware/software platforms ever. It was created as a [TCL] application general purpose datastore and has evolved to what it is today.

A good share of developpers never having used SQL think of it as a caterpillar: a mainframe-style monster from the COBOL era, or something close to that picture. I've been there before but quickly changed my mind.

There are countless occasions where you start thinking about and coding something "simple" that should be "good enough", just to realize after some time that you have to recode into a much more complex way. A common example is log files. You start with a flat text file, then store stuff with timestamp/the_rest then have to recode with timestamp/station/the_rest, then again as timestamp/station/status/the_rest, further as timestamp/station/status/error_class/the_rest, ... each time having to satisfy more and more detailled queries or statistics or whatelse, like safe concurrent accesses.
Starting at once with something powerful is often a long-term guarantee.


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PCRE v8.33 regexp documentation latest available release and currently implemented in AutoIt beta.

SQLitespeed is another feature-rich premier SQLite manager (includes import/export). Well worth a try.
SQLite Expert (freeware Personal Edition or payware Pro version) is a very useful SQLite database manager.
An excellent eBook covering almost every aspect of SQLite3: a must-read for anyone doing serious work.
SQL tutorial (covers "generic" SQL, but most of it applies to SQLite as well)
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@jchd Understandable, I am in somewhat middle of the both arguments, I start simple and then if things start getting complex (like the log file example) I will rewrite the portion of it using something better suited :)

There are also people like @TheSaint who would prefer to go all simple (key-value) even though it become somewhat complex in the end... All about choice and personal preference it seems, ultimately programmers (who know what they are doing) will choose the solution which is more maintainable to them :D

P.S Looks like we have derailed this topic, not sure if it is a good idea to split the posts.


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      Case $listEdition   ; handle of the list             local $index=0             $item=GUICTRLRead($listEdition)    ; This will return the text in the list             ; ==============   The loop below always fails  ==================             ; Meaning _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always return FALSE. WHY ???????              For $i = 0 To $editionArray[0] - 1   ; The content of the list in an array where editionArray[0] contains total count of items                 If _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) Then                     $index = $i                     exitloop                 EndIf              Next              ;===================================================             ConsoleWrite( "Select Edition:     " & $item & "  index: " & $index & @CR) ....... Please look at the comments in the code & the pix attached.
      _GUICtrlListView_GetItemSelected($listEdition, $i) always returns FALSE.
      Another problem is on the list. It also populate  the total count of items from the Array. How can I skip this item from populating to the list ?.
      Please advise and thanks

    • By n0ktar
      is it possible to make a wall chams in rainbow six siege using autoit scripts? tell me please and how . 
    • By Rskm
      Hi, I am using excel as input media for my program. The excel file (i tried with .xls, .xlsx and .xlsm format) has inputs which the autoit script reads during the run and performs few calculations. Some times (not always), after the run, when i try to open the excel file manually, the file doesnt open at all in excel. see the screenshot attached. However, if the execute the autoit script, the scripts still reads the existing data from that excel and performs the calcs. I copied the excel file to another computer and there too, it doesnt open.  So, after this, i cannot edit the excel forever (if i need to change any inputs). It is only this particular file that got affected. other excel files works normal.  What could be the problem here.  please help as this is a new challenge for me during my program development. 

    • By TheAutomator
      Hi everyone!

      I'm using AutoIt for several years now and I really get the hang of it!
      I'm quite the curious OCD perfectionist kind of guy, so I can't help wondering..
      what would be the best way to program stuff for the compiler / interpreter / scripting engine?
      We're talking about the inner workings of the AutoIt's core here, and how to give it as less friction as possible but also take care of the machine running the script.
      For example,
      Imagine a script where we would constantly have to assign a Boolean value to a variable:
      ; A: local $bool = false $bool = true $bool = true $bool = false ; B: local $bool = false check(true) check(true) check(false) func check($b) if $bool = $b then return $bool = $b endfunc In this case, would it be better to just overwrite (A) the variable or first check if we really need to (B)?
      What would be best for the computers memory if it had to do this for a year non stop?
      Another example, imagine you're writing a function with an if statement.
      If you would look under the hood of AutoIt, what would be the best way to give your computer as less work / code nesting stack filling as possible:
      ; A: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something else ;do something else endif endfunc ; B: func decide($b_Input) if $b_Input then ;do something return endif ;do something else endfunc Last one for now:
      ; A: while 1 ; do stuff wend ; B: while true ; do stuff wend Isn't AutoIt taking an extra step in converting 1 to a Boolean in example (A)?
      Or is it the other way around and does the (B) way make AutoIt first convert a keyword (true or false) to a numerical value (0 or 1).
      I think this kinda detail stuff is quite interesting, makes me wonder how AutoIt converts and runs our code.
      What are your opinions on this topic?
      Any coders who know more about the inner workings of AutoIt?
      Any people like me who ask themselves similar questions (with examples)?

      Let me know! 😉
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