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On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 04:31:28PM +0900, Josh Cheek wrote:
> 
> 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.

Another downside is that almost every tutorial, howto, or book that gives
you a decent bit of help getting familiar with it assumes that you are
using it with Rails, which makes it kind of a pain in the butt to learn
to use effectively *without* rails.

-- 
Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]

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