[Seaside] [RFT] New web project
jacaetevha at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 04:53:03 UTC 2006
On 11/9/06, Jason Johnson <jbjohns at libsource.com> wrote:
> 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.
I didn't mean to imply that the strategies weren't different. I was
speaking to the decision making process for using an RDBMS. Rails
could have be done with an ODBMS, but then adoption would have
severely suffered because:
 most folks aren't used to it
 it's not as easy to port an existing application
 most folks don't have access to an ODBMS as readily as an
RDBMS (MySQL, SqlLite, PostGres, etc.)
 other reasons.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish..."
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