DataObjects.rb is an attempt to rewrite existing Ruby database drivers to conform to one, standard interface.
At present, PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite drivers are available. More drivers are currently under development. If you feel like living on the edge, install and test drivers directly from this repository.
To connect to and query the database, DataObjects relies on native extensions. Native extensions have been written in both C (for the MRI/Ruby 1.8.6 platform) and Java (for the JRuby platform). Individual drivers may include extensions for both Ruby MRI and JRuby, or one or the other.
C extensions have been written using according to each vendor API. Java drivers use the standard JDBC API. Although there are dialectical differences between the Java drivers, the JDBC API ensures a reasonable amount of commonality. As such, the Java extensions rely on a common do_jdbc gem, which wraps code that is common to all of the Java extensions.
To install a driver from the repository
cd into the driver directory and use
rake install task to install for the default platform.
Copyright and Licensing
Please see the copyright notices in each individual driver README or LICENSE file. Java-based drivers bundle JDBC driver JAR files, which may be provided under a license that is more restrictive than the MIT License used by the data_objects gem itself.