[Seaside] does ROE work with MySQL
C. David Shaffer
cdshaffer at acm.org
Mon Apr 5 20:21:06 CEST 2004
Maybe this will help:
I read through it but can't personally attest to its accuracy. "Way
back when" I avoided MySQL because it didn't support much in the way of
transactions and locking (just table level locking, as I recall) but I
think it has improved since then. Not really sure though...since I made
the decision to use PostgreSQL I never looked back. It has been a solid
DB for me across about 11 substantial deployments (none using Smalltalk
I'm sorry to say).
I can say that my students often have more experience with MySQL when
they get to me so I would agree that it does seem to get most exposure.
I think that the LAMP folks have really had a big positive impact on
MySQL usage. I also notice a lot of software which comes with MySQL
"integrated" so if you want to ship a desktop product with a decent SQL
backend, MySQL might be the right choice. I also know several books
(one of apache/PHP programming comes to mind) which come with MySQL on a CD.
Travis Griggs wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 08:02:20AM -0700, ld wrote:
>> > I plan on using seaside with MySQL. Is ROE the tool to use to
>> talk to
>> > it? ( I am using MySQL because I need a relational database that will
>> > run on Linux, MAC, and Windows. )
>> PostgreSQL works fine on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
>> There's simply no good reason anymore to use MySQL. PostgreSQL rocks!
> Without starting a flamefest here or anything... why do you say this?
> I am asking from ignorance. I don't do much databases myself, but we
> used to have a guy here, who had an obvious preference for PostgreSQL.
> But when I was talking to another Linux neophyte the other day, he
> didn't know either, but he got the impression that he read and saw
> more of MySQL. Which left us both asking each other, "so if we had to
> set something up ourselves, which would we choose" for which both of
> us had to admit ignorance.
C. David Shaffer
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