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Sketch of a Post-ORM
14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Jun 2023
If you want a db tool which can be an ORM for your app, and drop down to a lower level dsl, while targeting specific features of the databases it supports, + having a "composable superset for building queries", there's [ruby sequel](http://sequel.jeremyevans.net/), which is the best tool of the kind you'll get for any proglang. Everything the author wants, minus the typrchecking perhaps, which is IMO shooting at the stars.
There's SQL in my Ruby
2 projects | dev.to | 7 Apr 2023
I love the Sequel library from Jeremy Evans (so much better than Rails' AREL). I've used it as my ORM-of-choice since 2008. When leveraging Sequel I almost always use the DSL, but there are times that I want to use bare SQL. When that happens, I almost always use HEREDOCs and my own version of String#squish.
Objection to ORM Hatred
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Jan 2023
ruby 3.2 unable to connect to database via odbc
3 projects | /r/ruby | 13 Jan 2023
sequel is a pretty good option! To use the above snowflake adapter for sequel, you'll have to learn to use sequel (which is pretty easy). https://sequel.jeremyevans.net/
Ask HN: Who's using Ruby web development without Ruby on Rails (RoR)?
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Jan 2023
I've been on the Roda  and Sequel  framework for over 10 years now across various projects. Even after all these years, starting a project in this stack feels like a breath of fresh air even compared to the newer language/frameworks that jabe come out since.
Jeremy Evans is the creator and maintainer of both of these Ruby gems and is super helpful in resolving ask kinda of issues.
Overview Of Rails 7.1 Features Part 1
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Dec 2022
> I feel like Active Record just can't be beat
Please allow me to introduce Sequel (https://sequel.jeremyevans.net/) for your consideration.
What It Took to Build a Rails Integration for Rodauth
11 projects | dev.to | 12 Oct 2022
Even though Rodauth is built on top of Roda and Sequel, it can work as a Rack middleware in any Ruby web framework. In the beginning, there was a demo app showing how Rodauth can be used in Rails, which leveraged the (now discontinued) roda-rails gem. However, the integration felt fairly raw, and definitely lacked the ergonomics Rails developers are used to.
Sinatra vs. Roda, what's your take?
2 projects | /r/ruby | 29 Aug 2022
I'm a big fan of Sinatra, but recently I came across Roda which is by Jeremy Evan's whose wonderful ORM gem Sequel I've used in several projects. Looking at the documentation, Roda seems quite nice and performance gain is always appreciated.
I need to write a database query language. I have a blank sheet of paper.
6 projects | /r/ProgrammingLanguages | 19 Jul 2022
Ask HN: What are some examples of elegant software?
22 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 May 2022
Sequel , the Ruby ORM. It's rock-solid, provides similar abstractions to Active Record but feels much better thought out, and it has great docs.
Also, at any point in time, it's likely to have zero open issues and zero open pull requests, which is pretty impressive for a project of its size.
What are some alternatives?
ROM - Data mapping and persistence toolkit for Ruby
Redis-Objects - Map Redis types directly to Ruby objects
Hanami::Model - Ruby persistence framework with entities and repositories
Neo4j.rb - An active model wrapper for the Neo4j Graph Database for Ruby.
Mongoid - The Official Ruby Object Mapper for MongoDB
Perpetuity - Persistence gem for Ruby objects using the Data Mapper pattern
Async Ruby - An awesome asynchronous event-driven reactor for Ruby.
MongoMapper - A Ruby Object Mapper for Mongo