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dbkit
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:Author:
Keith Gaughan (http://stereochro.me)
:Repo:
https://github.com/kgaughan/dbkit
:Documentation:
http://dbkit.readthedocs.org/
**dbkit** is a library that abstracts away at least part of the pain
involved in dealing with `DB-API 2`_ compatible database drivers.
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Overview
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*dbkit* is intended to be used in circumstances where it is impractical
or overkill to use an ORM such as `SQLObject`_ or `SQLAlchemy`_, but it
would be useful to at least abstract away some of the pain involved in
dealing with the database.
Features:
- Rather than passing around database connections, statements are executed
within a database `context`_, thus helping to decouple modules that
interface with the database from the database itself and its connection
details.
- Database contexts contain references to the exceptions exposed by the
database driver, thus decoupling exception handling from the database
driver.
- Easier to use transaction handling.
- Easier iteration over resultsets.
- Connection pooling. In addition, any code using pooled connections has
no need to know connection pooling is in place.
- Query logging.
Non-aims:
- Abstraction of SQL statements. The idea is to get rid of the more
annoying but necessary boilerplate code involved in dealing with
`DB-API 2`_ drivers, not to totally abstract away SQL itself.
.. _DB-API 2: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0249/
.. _SQLObject: http://sqlobject.org/
.. _SQLAlchemy: http://sqlalchemy.org/
.. _context: http://docs.python.org/library/contextlib.html
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