On Wednesday 23 July 2008 08:02:37 Anthony E. wrote:
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 12:56 AM, David M. [email protected] wrote:
On Tuesday 22 July 2008 23:45:15 Thilanka M. wrote:
I’m trying to learn ruby and want to am into database and data mining
development and am curious if I could combine both together
The Rails community seems to want to avoid writing any SQL at all, and
rather work with document databases (things like ThruDB, SimpleDB, and
Eh? ActiveRecord is tightly tied to SQL.
Yes… Maybe I was being too bold.
However, ActiveRecord seems to be written from the perspective of hiding
from the user. It’s there if you need it, but for a lot of the concepts,
an implementation detail.
The structure of STI and polymorphism in Rails suggests that there might
least be SQL-like databases targeting ActiveRecord in the future.
Additionally BigTable and SimpleDB are not document
They do seem to follow the same idea, though, and BigTable is certainly
My point was that at least some parts of the community seem to embrace
idea of a document database as a way to scale. And yes, it requires
ActiveRecord – but ActionPack should still be useful.