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Re: How do I get started?

From: Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>
To: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Cc: dorin(at)chaski(dot)com, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How do I get started?
Date: 2007-04-07 12:53:28
Message-ID: 0C58D5F7-DE98-4738-995F-01CB6434B1E7@fastcrypt.com (view raw or flat)
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Mike,

Candidly you would be better off writing a small http proxy service  
and talking to that as opposed to a full blown psql client.

DAve
On 25-Jul-06, at 8:52 PM, John DeSoi wrote:

>
> On Jul 25, 2006, at 6:01 PM, Mike Dorin wrote:
>
>> I would like to create a small client on a small
>> embedded
>> microprocessor.  The device has Ethernet and can
>> do TCP or UDP with a bit of finesse.
>>
>> I would like the client to shove events into a
>> database.
>>
>> What should I read to get started?
>
> The easiest way to go is to use libpq, assuming you can compile it  
> for your microprocessor.
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/libpq.html
>
> If not, you can communicate with PostgreSQL via the frontend/ 
> backend protocol with nothing more than a TCP stream:
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/protocol.html
>
> This is a lot more work, but the protocol is not too hard to  
> implement. There are various open source versions in different  
> languages which might help you get started.
>
>
>
> John DeSoi, Ph.D.
> http://pgedit.com/
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