[Newbies] ActiveRecord?

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Mon Apr 7 17:30:00 UTC 2008

I totally agree. Upfront vs practical.
For my dead stupid data I want a dead stupid way of storing them in  


On Apr 3, 2008, at 7:57 AM, Ramon Leon wrote:

>> Sure, for simple stuff, one-class-is-one-table might make
>> sense, but pay attention to the other kinds of mapping
>> styles.  Lots of power in there.  It's how an ORM *should* be done.
>> --
>> Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. -
> Rails has made it pretty clear that *most* apps really are that  
> simple since
> it only supports direct mapping.  Glorp is absurdly powerful in its  
> ability
> to map objects to tables, *assuming* that mapping is the correct  
> answer of
> course.  As powerful as Glorp is, most people will end up spending a  
> lot of
> time wrestling with mappings, probably far more than they want.   
> Glorp is an
> expert framework for experts, but those who don't grok mapping  
> patterns in
> general will be baffled by it.
> Rob, if you don't need to scale too big, check out the SandstoneDb  
> package
> on SqueakSource, it should be familiar to anyone who likes  
> ActiveRecord.
> Ramon Leon
> http://onsmalltalk.com
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