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March 13th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm in the process of planning how I'm going to write a program that will interact with Internet XML feeds and a MySQL database, a first time for both for me in C++.

What libraries are commonly used for MySQL handling?

Are there any good feed parsing libraries for C++? I recently found, and really like, the Zend Feed portion of the Zend PHP Framework... I'm assuming there has to be something similar. I'm talking about taking an XML document an automatically objectifying it, so you can reach nodes by purely calling them as an object structure.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


March 13th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Check out Sql Lite :

Heh .. I don't want to advertise myself , but you'll find couple of libraries on my site.

For Database-related frameworks/libs:


For XML Libraries:


This might be also an interest for you:

Web Services. I recommend using WsO2 library , and avoiding Axis framework :



March 13th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Thanks for the links, but two problems:

a) I have to *interface* with a pre-existing MySQL database structure on the server this program will be running on.
b) I'd rather use the "normal" or "common" libraries (at least for the moment) than someone else's homegrown ones. If for no other reason than I don't want to have to mess with the server config more than I have to.

So, after those items, any suggestions?


March 13th, 2008, 10:43 PM
Consider using MySQL++ (http://tangentsoft.net/mysql++/).

March 15th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Thanks. I decided to go with XML++ and MySQL++

March 15th, 2008, 07:18 AM
I am not familiar with XML++. My first instinct would have been to rely on the Boost libraries to interpret XML.

Anyhow, I learn't long ago that there are many ways to climb a "mountain".

Good luck with your endevour.