This guide shall give those a starting point that are firm in programming Java and are at least familiar with the basic idea of TupleSpaces. To use the SQLSpaces you only need a running JRE (at least 1.5).

Note: All mentioned Java classes are in the packages info.collide.sqlspaces.client.*, info.collide.sqlspaces.commons.* or info.collide.sqlspaces.server.*. If classes from other packages are used, it is explicitly described.

The How-To is divided into the following sub-sections:

Getting Started
Advanced Features
SQLSpaces Shell
Object Tuple Manager
Database Issues
Interfaces to other Languages
Communication Protocols
Comparison to other TupleSpaces