[nycphp-talk] if you were teaching PHP...

inforequest 1j0lkq002 at
Tue Jan 18 16:16:07 EST 2005

Hans Zaunere |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.
>Hans Zaunere
>President, Founder
>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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