Entries published on March 28, 2009
PyCon ORM panel liveblog
I’m sitting about five rows back in the ballroom at the Hyatt, waiting for the ORM panel to begin.
Panel’s starting. Moderator Alex Gaynor introduces himself and panelists:
- Guido van Rossum (App Engine)
- Jacob Kaplan-Moss (Django)
- Massimo diPierro (web2py)
- Ian Bicking (SQLObject)
- Mike Bayer (SQLALchemy)
First question: brief history of your ORM
SQLALchemy: wanted to do a CMS, but never ended up writing it. Had idea for a modular library to talk to databases, different bits you could use or not use — connection pooling, SQL expressions, ORM — as you liked. Background ...
For anyone who missed it: I gave a lightning talk during the morning session here at PyCon today, following up on my earlier questions about distributed version control. Slides are available as a PDF.
Next up: attempting to live-blog the ORM panel.