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 Pear DB was superseded by MDB2 http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2 but that has 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. -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php