On Fri, 2011-12-30 at 12:27 +0000, Lester Caine wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > Hi everyone I got a quick question. I'm wondering if anyone is using a
> > DB abstraction layer such as PEAR DB. I've used PEAR DB in the past and
> > knew it's been on it's way to extinction, but never looked into
> > alternatives or any other way to replace it. Now this has come back to
> > bite me in the rear and I don't know what to do. Is PEAR useful anymore
> > at this point? Am I better off just writing my own? I hate the thought
> > of having to change my habits I've had for so long, but I guess that's
> > how it has to be. Maybe I should have rolled my own in the first place
> > and I wouldn't have had to rely on something that's not guaranteed :-/
> Pear DB was superseded by MDB2 http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2 but that has 
> not 
> been updated in the last year.
> PDO is a half way house to an abstraction layer and while it is having minor 
> bug 
> fixes, it is not really abstraction layer, only a different way of 
> interfacing 
> to the drivers. It does nothing for
> I'm still using ADOdb http://adodb.sourceforge.net/ which I've had no 
> problems 
> with in the last 10 years and on the whole transparently switches between 
> databases ( including PDO drivers if you want ;) ). It even includes it's own 
> cache which can help with repetitive stuff. It is still actively supported, 
> and 
> is used by a number of large projects.

Lester, that sounds good. By any chance would you know how much they
differ and the learning curve between the two? 

David M.

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