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Raking MySQL Over Rails

Dec 20, 2007, 05:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by W. Jason Gilmore)

"I'm a programmer, not a database administrator; I prefer to live in a world of code rather than table schemas and confusing SQL queries. This mindset is one of the reasons I find the Rails framework such an appealing solution; Rails so effectively implements an approach to database integration that plays to the developer's strengths. This approach is most notable in Rails' Active Record implementation, in which the object-relational mapping mechanism allows you to treat database tables like objects.

"Yet inevitably, most developers are going to be forced to interact with the database outside of the world of models, controllers, and views..."

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