Sorry for the long Subject line, but I couldn't figure out what else to call it. :-) Just a quick announcement to tell you that I have worked through Chapters 6 and 7 so far of "Agile Web D. with Rails", using Ackbar/KirbyBase to develop the Depot app instead of MySQL. You can find my blog about it at: http://houseonfire.wordpress.com For those who don't know, I am the developer of KirbyBase (http://netpromi.com/kirbybase_ruby.html), a small, pure-Ruby DBMS that keeps its data in plain-text files and uses Ruby as it's query language. Ackbar (http://rubyforge.org/projects/ackbar/) is an ActiveRecord adapter for KirbyBase and was written by Assaph M.. My plan is to work through the complete Depot app (chapters 6-11) using Ackbar/KirbyBase. This should be a fairly good test of how well Ackbar/KirbyBase can function as a Rails backend. Along the way, I am blogging about any workarounds/pitfalls someone using Rails/Ackbar/KirbyBase might encounter. At the same time, I hope to point out some of the benefits you might realize using Ackbar/KirbyBase. So far, I've been pleasently surprised. I've run into no show-stoppers. Just a few small bugs that Assaph has already fixed in CVS head on RubyForge. Comments/suggestions/advice/corrections would be very much appreciated. Jamey C.
on 2006-02-21 02:32