DBI Archives

Looking at DBI Part 1

A little History

Since its inception by Tim Bunce in 1994, DBI (DataBase Interface) has been the de facto standard for interfacing databases with the Perl language. Thanks to the designers' foresight, DBI is database-independent, with methods, variables, and conventions that provide a consistent programming interface, no matter what database management system is being used.

Standard API?

So, in theory, programs written with DBI should work the same between DBs, Reality is a little different as it seems that each RDMS try to outdo each other in the…

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user-pic Long time Perl guy, a few CPAN mods allot of work on DBD::Oracle and a few YAPC presentations