|I've historically been using oracle. A year ago I only needed a few database elements to use in an arc program and so I had gotten by on using system calls to sql scripts that in turn generate flat files which I would then parse and load. I know, I know .... ugly, but that was a year ago when I first started to code. I still don't have the need, but I have decided to start learning MySQL and thought it would be a great idea to learn it using arc.|
Anyway... I've noticed about a half dozen or so post on this already, but they date back quite a while prior to v3.1
so I am going to ask again...
Has anyone had any experience using arc to open and manage a connection to mysql? Does anyone have any feedback or guidance prior to me taking a look?
I have noticed there's a mysql library on anarki-v2-master, which at first glance looks great (was written for arc v.2).
Has anyone been using this library?
Or does anyone have general opinions / thoughts on going down this road?
I guess there are a few other options such as generating php scripts, but that puts me back close to my original system calls.
I think MySQL is a good db choice. Are there any opinions on which dbs? I have heard there are dbs that don't require 'types' where everything is a string... could this be a good fit for arc?