David McGlone wrote:
On Fri, 2011-12-30 at 11:23 -0500, David McGlone wrote:
>  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  Pear DB was superseded by MDB2http://pear.php.net/package/MDB2  but that 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 
>  >  to the drivers. It does nothing for
>  >  I'm still using ADOdbhttp://adodb.sourceforge.net/  which I've had no 
>  >  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 
>  >  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?
I forgot to add that I took a look at some examples and it looks almost
exactly like PEAR. I'm more less worrying about anything drastic I may
run into once I've gotten so far into the project. I'm afraid it would
be a big setback.

I've switched a few projects from an assortment of styles ( including PDO ) TO use ADOdb instead with little trouble. bitweaver uses a slim wrapper around ADOdb, which can be switched to using PEAR instead, and this works well, so I would not expect much trouble migrating over. Simple wrappers like GetOne() tidy a number of areas and it makes database access easy.

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