[BangPypers] Simple python database library

Dhananjay Nene dhananjay.nene at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 13:26:43 CET 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM, Dhananjay Nene <dhananjay.nene at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've decided to go ahead with SQLAlchemy even though that was not my
> favourite. FWIW I'm just documenting my thoughts :
> Cons : Why I would've not preferred SQL Alchemy
> a. Dependency into a large full function package like sqlalchemy which just
> does a ton of stuff. I didn't need a ton of features .. just needed
> something basic.
> b. I was looking for something that worked at a ODBC/JDBC level
> abstraction. Python DBAPI is actually a good candidate but for the fact it
> doesn't really work cross database
> Pros : Why I decided to go ahead with SQLAlchemy
> a. Already use it. So am familiar with it.
> b. It is just too slick and polished a product.
> c. It does offer relational abstractions. eg. Table (even though the
> default, most often used mechanism is with model objects). The entire model
> layer I really am not interested in, but SQLAlchemy does give me the
> abstractions for table, connections etc.
> d. Did not find a widely used competing candidate. Just not sure how widely
> used and thus regularly tested adodb for python is - though did not have any
> specific qualms against that particular package.
> Thanks for all the suggestions. I evaluated them all and the suggestions
> were very helpful fodder for the process.
Aaargh, few hours after I decide that I run into this. From an intent
perspective it is much more consistent with what I was looking for -

The sample usage is listed here

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