[Seaside] [RFT] New web project

Jason Johnson jbjohns at libsource.com
Thu Nov 9 20:11:27 UTC 2006

Jason Rogers wrote:
> Regarding the relational database approach: if you look at Rails you
> will notice that the RDBMS is almost completely obscured out of the
> application, leaving you to deal with objects only.  The fact that an
> RDBMS is on the backend probably has more to do with quick and easy
> adoption (most folks are familiar with the paradigm) than to the
> necessity of RDBMS over ODBMS.

Well ODBMS is mostly (if not completely) hierarchical, no?  I mean like 
LDAP.  If that is the case then those two strategies are very 
different.  There are things that are simple to model in a hierarchical 
database that are hard, if even possible, in a relational database.  And 
vice versa.

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