I remember a time when SQL was written for a database.
Oracle SQL was different to Access SQL
mySQL was different to SQL Server SQL
… then somebody said no, stop, enough is enough.
Sometime in 2009 ADODB was born for PHP. The 1 wrapper for ALL database types. Ah, just what we wanted.
Wait a minute? This is ADO, didn’t microsoft do this in 1996? The short answer is yes. Database abstracting is old in theory, tried out by microsoft, worked to a degree but never fully made it in the world (for whatever reason).
This brings us up to ADODB – the promise of a database wrapper that will make it through, and iron out the issues that microsofts offering had.
Today I got my hands dirty with ADODB and I liked it. Looks and feels just like any other wrapper such as ADO.
Actually, I think it’s the same same. So so… così così.
One thing for sure. It makes hot swapping between Oracle/MySQL (which is what i’m doing right now) a breeze.
That’s why i’m writing about it.
I like it… how about you?