Lothar Scholz wrote:
> Hello James,
> 
> JB> Joe Van Dyk wrote:
> 
> 
>>>
>>>If you use Migrations (introduced very recently with Rails), you can
>>>specify the database structure in Rails.  All that's needed is for you
>>>to create the database.
> 
> 
> JB> Oh, so as I develop my application and change my objects, the database
> JB> changes along with it?  Interesting.
> 
> Normally yes.
> 
> This is done once after a restart of the server - at least in the frameworks
> i know. But of course this only works with application server
> frameworks and databases which have an 'alter table' (so not with
> Sybase or MSSQL Server)

Are you talking about what Rails does, or about how some framework in 
general might do this?   The comment from Joe Van Dyk suggests that now, 
in Rails, you can evolve your object model and the database will 
automagically change with it; no more need to "code" in SQL.


James

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