We’re making a development decision soon to use Ruby to develop a front
end for our system. The backend currently runs on Postgresql. Some
contractors are pushing us to change the backend database to MySQL,
simply because it’s more common to work with Ruby + MySQL. We prefer
not to support more than one kind of database in house.
We have gotten push back from contractors, who have said, “If it’s not
MySQL, I wont bid on it.” I am not a Ruby Developer (IANARD), but I
would like to know if there is an issue with using Ruby + Postgres.
Someone indicated that Ruby + MySQL play nice together, whereas it’s
problematic to use other kinds of DBs.
This sounds ridiculous to me, but if I’m missing something, I would love
to hear some opinions. Is there an issue with support for