At 11:13 PM 2/15/2001 -0800, Shannon --jj Behrens wrote:
>How does this affect other projects? It probably
>doesn't. Although the combination of Aquarium and
>Piranha together are just a bit like Zope, I think it
>has its own niche. I still think that it would be
>nice to join the functionality of WebWare and
>Aquarium, and I hope to work with WebWare to do so one
>day (when I'm not working 70 hours a week!).
I would like to work together as well. Like you, I just haven't had the chance.
I'm *very* curious as to the difference between Piranha and MiddleKit,
which is a new component I just uploaded to Webware a few days ago. It
generates Python and SQL from a data-centric object model. It keeps
generated code separate from your code so that you can re-generate without
losing your work.
Like Piranha, it favors using existing SQL databases rather than providing
it's own OODB. Also, multiple mappings can be provided. Currently we
support MySQL and are part way through MSSQL support.
Instead of using a GUI or web interface, it uses a CSV (comma separated
value) file, which is often edited through some kind of spreadsheet such as
Excel or StarOffice, although you could use a text editor if you really
It's only in CVS right now. If you install Webware, you'll be able to find
the MiddleKit docs which include an introduction, quick start guide and