From: Mike Dean <klaatu@ev...> - 2002-02-15 21:56:40
I am considering using Webware (specifically MiddleKit, for the time
being) for an application I am working on to manage farm records. I'd
like to use MiddleKit (or something like it) so that I can move the
application very quickly between platforms (its first incarnation will
be for Windows, but Linux and the Web are potential targets as well).
But I have a couple of questions...
First, are there any major performance or other issues with using
MiddleKit's object-oriented data approach versus directly accessing the
data with SQL and a db module? I've never used an ORM, so I am quite in
the dark as to its relative merits performance-wise.
Also, how difficult is it to write a database adapter for MiddleKit?
I'd like to be able to serialize my data to Access and MS SQL Server
databases. I'd be more than willing to work on writing such adapters
should I choose to use Middle Kit. And how closely tied is MiddleKit's
core to the SQL-way of thinking? Would it be very difficult to write an
adapter that stores its data in a 'non-traditional' database like
And one final question - is anything being done to (optionally) take
advantage of some of the more bleeding-edge Python features
(specifically iterators and properties)?