Object-Orientation FAQ


A cross-platform object-oriented database engine based on C++. It allows
developers to embed the power of a fully-functional object-oriented database
system into their applications. All of the data contained in the database,
including indices, can be in a single file, so users can treat a database
file as they would a standard document file. The programming model is
designed to keep visible complexity to a minimum while providing a
feature-rich foundation on which to build and enhance applications.
NeoAccess has taken a different approach toward the issues surrounding object
persistence than have other solutions that have been offered. We believe that
objects should be viewed as having a set of properties with a pliable state.
With NeoAccess persistent objects are provided with persistence and sharing
properties. These properties allow objects to maintain an association with a
file. This association, which can be built and broken freely, allowing
objects to migrate freely between disk and memory. The API to these
properties address issues such as adding or deleting the object from a file,
sorting and indexing, locating and later freeing the object in memory, object
sharing, and maintaining relationships between objects.
s with has been fully integrated into standard application frameworks such as
Borland's ObjectWindows and MacApp 3.0 and the THINK Class Library on the
Macintosh. A single source tree can be used to build the engine in all
development environments. Database files are binary-compatible across
platforms so users on different types of machines can share data without
Bob Krause
NeoLogic Systems
1373 Third Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-9207

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