The definitive guide to database access with the SQLAlchemy Python
library - co-authored by SQLAlchemy's creator!
° Demystifies the problem of object-relational mapping, and shows Python developers
exactly how to overcome it
° The first book to deliver insider knowledge about the entire SQLAlchemy feature set,
from basic to advanced: both SQL and object-relational features
° Packed with tips for writing more robust, scalable, faster, database software: higherquality
code that's easier to maintain
Authors Mark Ramm and Michael Bayer begin by helping Python developers
clearly understand the challenges of object-relational mapping that led to
SQLAlchemy's creation. Next, they help developers quickly get up to speed on
SQLAlchemy's core features, so they can write efficient database-driven
applications more rapidly. Once developers have mastered the essentials,
Ramm and Beyer illuminate SQLAlchemy's deeper features, showing how to
use them to write code that's faster, more efficient, and far easier to maintain.
This book thoroughly covers SQLAlchemy's SQL construction API, database
engine, metadata system, sophisticated object-relational mapper, dialects for
multiple databases, and much more. Along the way, the authors introduce best
practices for overcoming the challenges of object-relational mapping; and
demonstrate how to harness the power of both object-oriented programming
and relational algebra to write faster software with fewer defects.
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Mark Ramm (Ann Arbor, MI) is Senior Software Developer Optio Software, and author of Rapid Web Application with TurboGears. He is a veteran web developer and Python programmer, and the primary author of Compund Thinking, a blog about IT Management topics. Michael Bayer (Brooklyn, NY) founded the SQLAlchemy project, along with others such as the Myghty web framework and Mako templating language. He remains extremely active in developing, maintaining and supporting SQLAlchemy, and is responsible for its current documentation. Bayer has worked for internet and web development companies in New York City for over ten years using a wide variety of programming and database technologies.
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