News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Jeremy Zawodny's Blog:
Database Abstraction Layers Must Die!
July 10, 2009 @ 12:03:44

Jeremy Zawodny has shared his opinion on database abstraction layers in PHP applications - they need to die.

Beware of men preaching of false hope. Take, for example, the way some folks feel like they need a database abstraction layer in their applications. [...] So why do folks do it? Because PHP is also a programming language and they feel the need to "dumb it down" or insulate themselves (or others) from the "complexity" of PHP.

He goes on to say that, despite the claims that people make about portability ("it's never that easy") and ease of use, the only real answer is to strip out this layer and use good programming practices to take the database access code out into a separate library that can be replaced quickly and easily.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
bad layer abstraction database opinion


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

DevShed: Handling MySQL Data Set Failures in PHP 5

Eric Bannatyne's Blog: Simple CRUD With CodeIgniter

Mike van Riel's Blog: phpStorm, a true delight to work with

Nikita Popov's Blog: Don't be STUPID: GRASP SOLID!

Rob Morgan: Getting Started With Phinx


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


database application package hhvm symfony2 composer security framework podcast release language install component facebook hack opinion performance introduction unittest support

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework