On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Mike Stephens <rubfor / recitel.net> wrote:

> Databases have a wealth of logic, elegance and functionality. Slapping
> them in the crude harness of ORMs is a most unfortunate and regressive
> trend.


On the contrary, ORMs let people utilize this wealth of domain knowledge in
SQL databases without having to touch the abysmal puddle of vomit that is
SQL, and using familiar object interfaces through metalinguistic
abstraction.

ORMs rock, and they're a stepping stone towards a future where distributed
"NoSQL" data stores will be a satisfactory replacement for the dinosaurs
that are SQL databases.

That said, I still use MySQL as our only database.

-- 
Tony Arcieri
Medioh! A Kudelski Brand