|New NodeJS Database Driver for Oracle Released|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Tuesday, 26 July 2022|
Version 5.4 of node-oracledb, the Node.js and TypeScript module for accessing the Oracle Database, has been released and is available from npm.
Last month in "New Database Drivers for Oracle and PostgreSQL Released" w looked at another recent driver release for the Oracle database, but for another language - Python. That driver had a major name change from cx_Oracle to python-oracledb to signal the change that the new driver is a thin driver and therefore makes no use of the Oracle Client libraries. As such it was aligned with the rest of the language*-oracledb naming schemes as node-oracledb does.
The highlights of the 5.4 release are:
Of course, the release comes with the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you install it for the first time, the following stack comes along :
1. Install Oracle Database
2. Create a Database User
3. Install Node.js
4. Install node-oracledb
Using your favorite editor, create a new file package.json in a directory of your choice. It should look something like this :
Install node-oracledb with: npm install
But by far the easiest way however is to use a Pre Built VirtualBox image available from OTN which contains an Oracle Database and the required client libraries. Then add Node.js and the node-oracledb package to this VM and start developing.
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|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 July 2022 )|