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Re^4: Writing a database lookup tool

by elef (Friar)
on Jan 04, 2013 at 14:49 UTC ( #1011644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Writing a database lookup tool
in thread Writing a database lookup tool

Thanks but I'm looking for an offline lookup tool, not a web service. I.e. both the software and the data would need to reside on the user's computer.
I updated the first post immediately after I wrote it to make this clear, but I guess you read it before the update.

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Re^5: Writing a database lookup tool
by marto (Archbishop) on Jan 04, 2013 at 14:52 UTC

    So? The software won't know that it's not running on what you seem to think a server is. Your laptop would run this software, regardless if it was "online" or not.

Re^5: Writing a database lookup tool
by tobyink (Abbot) on Jan 04, 2013 at 15:47 UTC

    Why do you believe your laptop is incapable of hosting a web service?

    perl -E'sub Monkey::do{say$_,for@_,do{($monkey=[caller(0)]->[3])=~s{::}{ }and$monkey}}"Monkey say"->Monkey::do'
      I do not. But I assume that something that was designed to power a website might not be perfectly suited for writing a "client" application out of it. Perhaps it's aimed at experienced professional developers so it's not very straightforward to use, perhaps it requires the installation of a bunch of other server software that would make any self-contained final app very large and it may not be possible to integrate everything into a single executable, perhaps it would take a fair amount of extra work to integrate it with a GUI because it's not really designed for that. I would be happy to be informed that these assumptions are incorrect.

        So many assumptions. You use the term "Perhaps" a lot here, perhaps you should do some research on what Solr actually is. Your assumption that it's something designed to power a website is wrong. You could easily answer these questions you have about this product by reading the documentation on their website.

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