[Zope-DB] ZODB Vs Mysql

Jim Penny jpenny@universal-fasteners.com
Fri, 13 Jun 2003 14:25:28 -0400

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 11:55:02 -0600
"Norman Lorrain" <normanlorrain@telusplanet.net> wrote:

>If you really want to use Zope (an excellent system, don't >misunderstand me) stay away from RDBMS's.

>My opinion; I'm somewhat of a newbie myself.

A very odd opinion.  Database-backed sites need presentation just as much as any other site.  Zope makes a fine application server.

To the original poster.  If you have something that you think needs 100 tables - then you probably need an RDBMS.  Or if you have fewer tables but need many different views of the data.  Or if other people need access to raw data without Zope's intermediation, you probably need an RDBMS.

Working with any supported RDBMS is not hard in zope.  It is a bit different from ColdFusion and ASP in that you create your queries independently and never embed them in the page.  This is a benefit!

Jim Penny