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5b75d07b5adfc157376fe012845cb08a?d=identicon&s=25 Jamey Cribbs (Guest)
on 2006-02-21 01:32
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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 Development with Rails", using
Ackbar/KirbyBase to develop the Depot app instead of MySQL.  You can
find my blog about it at:

For those who don't know, I am the developer of KirbyBase
(,  a small, pure-Ruby DBMS that
keeps its data in plain-text files and uses Ruby as it's query language.

Ackbar ( is an ActiveRecord
adapter for KirbyBase and was written by Assaph Mehr.

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 Cribbs
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