Saturday, June 30, 2012

Re: advantages and disadvantages of Raw sql queries in django

On 30/06/2012 07:36 πμ, vijay shanker wrote:
> hi
> i want to know pros and cons associated with running raw sql queries
> over django's ORM .
> googled it out but couldn find many useful links.
At some point in the future you may find yourself in a position when you
will need to change the underlying DB engine.
In these cases ORM is a life saver.

This scenario is not far-fetched it is very common actually. I use
sqlite to develop my app, but in the production server I use mysql.
The code is the same, I have to change only 2 lines in
This makes development very easy and very portable.
I can reproduce my development environment in 10mins (with the use of
pip and virtualenv of course) and start working in a new machine with
minimum hassle.

Nick Apostolakis
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