Entries published on July 4, 2006
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is …
So my little rant on AJAX support in Django apparently touched a nerve with a couple people; that means it’s time to write more about it.
Yes, SQL is just as important. But having ORM isn’t “hiding SQL”.
What ORM is
The intialism “ORM” stands for “object-relational mapping”, which should give away what it’s all about; an ORM system is not about keeping you from having to write SQL, it’s about providing a way to translate between objects in code and records in a relational database. In other words, ORM (in the simplest case) is a way of saying “this class maps …