[nycphp-talk] if you were teaching PHP...
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Tue Jan 18 16:16:07 EST 2005
Hans Zaunere lists-at-zaunere.com |nyphp dev/internal group use| wrote:
>While DB abstraction can be useful for simple apps, and is something worth learning about, large applications never use generic abstraction, since they are rarely deployed on multiple databases.
>That said, abstraction within the application - that is, "custom" abstraction written specifically in the application, and for their database - can add a lot of value, since it can expose the needed features for that db/app combo. Lastly, knowing how a database works, and thus how to talk to it in the most efficient manner, is central in a successful and scalable application.
>New York PHP
Okay so let's be honest. How many real world applications have actually
been scaled up without a rewrite of the database? C'mon... a show of
hands would be nice.
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