If you are going to go with Python, don't include Access in the mix at all.
If you want a small light-weight, serverless database back-end, you would be
better to go with SQLite. Its cross platform and well proven. I think
Firebird will give you that too, though I have never used it.
Most people who use Oracle don't need it. Unless you REALLY need it (Think
terabytes of data), Oracle is like cracking a nut with a sledge hammer. You
can do it. But you have to slug around a lot more weight in order to do what
you can accomplish with a nut cracker. In other words its overly complicated.
On Sun, Jul 17, 2005 at 08:06:22AM -0400, Ed Leafe wrote:
> On Jul 15, 2005, at 11:19 PM, William Lodge wrote:
> > Finally, does anybody know of any Web sites having examples of
> > database apps
> > in Python?
> You might want to look at Dabo, which is a database application
> framework for Python. In about 30 seconds you can create an application
> that queries a database, displays the results, and allows for
> editing/updating/inserting/deleting records.
> Currently we do not have an ODBC interface, which is what you'd need
> if the data is in Access, since no one involved has written that
> module. However, if you are interested in developing your app in Dabo,
> we'd be glad to add that module as long as you're willing to give us
> the feedback we need to get it working smoothly.
> BTW, I wouldn't suggest scaling up to Oracle - why get involved with
> all that licensing? There are many open-source databases, such as
> PostgreSQL, MySQL and Firebird that can handle large data sets without
> getting stuck with huge license fees.
> Ed Leafe