On Oct 27, 2007, at 3:10 PM, Ronald V. wrote:
What is the best choice of DBMS for Rails on Mac OS X. This is quite
annoying that it was not shipped by default because they have a full
rails development stack without mysql or postgresql.
I hope they didnt feel that SQLite was the DBMS of choice. It doesnt
even support foreign keys!
SQLite is a great database to start developing a rails application
with. ActiveRecord will enforce your foreign key integrity.
Some Rails applications deviate from the basic “data in, data out”
pattern, and eventually you can use the more advanced features of a
database like MySQL or PostgreSQL, such as MySQL’s full text search,
or Postgres’ indexed calculations. But the more you can rely on
ActiveRecord, the easier things are to test and maintain.
Alternatively, you can get MySQL from mysql.com, and it works great on
Leopard, or at least it does for me so far. Do note that even though
MySQL has support for foreign key constraints, many people still
choose to leave that up to ActiveRecord.