Friday, December 01, 2006

SQLAlchemy at Pycon 2007

Mark Ramm will be giving a talk on SQLAlchemy. I'll be giving a talk on SqlSoup, the SQLAlchemy extension I wrote, as well as a tutorial on Advanced Databases with SQLAlchemy.

For my tutorial, I'll be targetting people who understand database fundamentals but want to learn about more advanced features like triggers and how an ORM like SQLAlchemy lets you take advantage of those. (Many ORM tools force you to give up the more powerful database features and pretend instead that your database is a dumb object store, which IMO defeats one of the main purposes of using a modern database.)

If you need to brush up on fundamentals first, Steve Holden is running a more basic tutorial on databases with Python earlier in the day. Here's his outline; his slides from pycon 06 on the same subject are also online.

If there's something you'd like to see covered in my talk or tutorial, comments are welcome by email (jonathan at utahpython dot org) or right here.

2 comments:

Steve said...

Jonathan:
Please let me know if there is any background that the slides from last year don't cover. I'll be happy to ensure that people attending my tutorial are ready for yours (which I hope to attend myself) in the afternoon.

J. Arthur said...

Can you post an example of an insert after trigger calling a python method? Thanks!