>I'm working on a new web project based on php and i decided to use
>PostgreSQL 8.x as
>dbms. For triggers, views, stored procedures etc. I was going to write
>a simple wrapper class and use pg_* functions. But some friends adviced
>me to use an abstraction layer. I checked PEAR:DB and AdoDB. They look
>pretty but i don't understand why sould i need one?
Do yourself a favor and write lightweight wrapper functions. This means
that if something needs to be changed (say, a PHP API name change
happens) you don't have to rewrite a lot of your code. Additionally, if
you do have to port someday to Interbase or even (gasp) MySQL, it
becomes possible thought not always straightforward.
*Simple* and light database abstractions are very nice because they
isolate your framework from the API syntax and after a few years,
something could change and then you don't have to rewrite a whole lot.
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