Publisher: O'Reilly, 2008, 215 pages
Now Python developers can easily access relational databases such as Oracle, DB2, and MySQL. Essential SQLAlchemy walks you through simple queries, demonstrates how to create database applications, explains how to connect to multiple databases simultaneously with the same metadata, and more. With this practical guide, you'll learn how the SQLAlchemy open source code library lets you map objects to database tables without substantially changing your existing Python code. You also learn how to:
This book gives you an objective look at SQLAlchemy from a developer's viewpoint rather than from an advocate's description. It's exactly what you need to quickly get up to speed with this code library.
Well, as this is the only dedicated book (at the moment) to what everybody is calling the best ORM out there, you expect a thorough walk-through and an excellent introduction to the product. It isn't. Let us put that in perspective: I know SQL (since the 80-ties), Python (likewise), I have developed C/S apps as well as Web-apps as well as ERP-applications and parts of Operating Systems, but I still can not get my head around what the author is trying to convey…
There exists better chapters about SQLAlchemy in other books, that blows the contents of this book away.
Sad to say, this is not recommended reading.