Yet another database question, please

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at wtf.websiteburo.oops.com
Fri Nov 30 17:51:15 CET 2007


nmp a écrit :
> Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> 
> [..]
> 
>> About DB access, there are two major APIs : the official (low-level -
>> that is,relatively to the other one...) db-api, and the higher-level
>> SQLAlchemy package. Note that while having an ORM part, SQLAlchemy is
>> first an higher-level SQL/Python integration layer, so you can still
>> think "relational" - but with something much more powerful than strings
>> to build your queries.
>>
>> Tying the model (wether relational or not) with the UI is quite a
>> different problem. I assume you know what MVC mean, and from then I'm
>> afraid I can't help more.
> 
> MVC is one of those vague abbreviations that describe the architecture of 
> three-tier client/server applications, right? :)

Nope. It's one of those vague abbreviations that describes the 
architecture of GUI applications !-)

More seriously, the original MVC concept (which comes from Smalltalk) is 
still worth studying.

> Anyway, I think I have found some study material. I don't know whether 
> these are really good examples, but I will be studying the source code of 
> <http://bauble.belizebotanic.org/> and <http://griffith.berlios.de/>. 
> These seem to be two programs in the same style that I want to create, 
> using both SQLAlchemy and PyGTK.
> 
> I have also found <https://storm.canonical.com/> (looks trustworthy) and 
> <http://projects.amor.org/geniusql> (website offline at the moment?) 
> which could be alternatives for SQLAlchemy. I am not sure at this point 
> if I want to go that course.
> 

Well, having used SQLAlchemy, I can tell you it's really worth it's 
weight in gold.



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