On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 7:43 PM, zuerrong <zuerrong / gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> which is the best ORM for ruby?
> and, is ORM really good on database handling?
>
> Thanks.
>
> --
> Kind regards,
>      Zuer (ΑΔΡΉ)
>
>
ActiveRecord, it is the default for Rails, and thus has a huge community
behind it. That counts for a lot, it means problems get found and fixed, it
means people write subsidiary gems and plugins around it to add in
functionality for all sorts of things. It means any Rails book you go
through will teach you about it (ie the canonical AWDWR) it means there are
_really_ good guides at guides.rubyonrails.org (DataMapper has pretty decent
guides too, and since it implements a lot of the ActiveRecord api, it is
pretty intuitive after you know AR).

It's downside is that it is cumbersome using it outside of Rails.