Sequel: The Database Toolkit for Ruby (by jeremyevans)

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  • Ruby Sequel Google group banned
    1 project | | 10 Apr 2024
  • Ask HN: What is your go-to stack for the web?
    5 projects | | 9 Feb 2024
  • Ruby 3.3
    11 projects | | 24 Dec 2023
    Some of the most enlightening books I’ve read when I was first learning Ruby were Text Processing in Ruby, and Building Awesome Command Line Apps in Ruby 2. They each reveal certain features and perspectives that work towards this end, such as text parsing moves, Ruby flags to help you build shell 1-liners you can pipe against, and features with stdio beyond just printing to stdout.

    Then add in something like Pry or Irb, where you are able to build castles in your sandbox.

    Most of my data exploration happens in Pry.

    A final book I’ll toss out is Data Science at the Command Line, in particular the first 40 or so pages. They highlight the amount of tooling that exists that’s just python shell scripts posing as bins. (Ruby of course has every bit of the same potential.) I had always been aware of this, but I found the way it was presented to be very inspirational, and largely transformed how I work with data.

    A good practical example I use regularly is: I have a project set up that keeps connection strings for ten or so SQL Server DBs that I regularly interact with. I have constants defined to expedite connections. The [Sequel library]( is absolutely delightful to use. I have a `bin/console` file that sets up a pry session hooking up the default environment and tools I like to work with. Now it’s very easy to find tables with certain names, schemas, containing certain data, certain sprocs, mass update definitions across our entire system.


  • Python: Just Write SQL
    21 projects | | 14 Aug 2023
    Thea answer to your prayers already exists:

    By far the best database toolkit (ORM, query builder, migration engine) I have seen for any programming language.

  • Is ORM still an anti-pattern?
    15 projects | | 27 Jun 2023
    Ruby sequel ( is the only library where you can combine classic ORM Model bases usage, with a more raw query builder "just get me all the data into plain objects". You'll never need anything again in your career life.
  • Ask HN: What are some of the most elegant codebases in your favorite language?
    37 projects | | 17 Jun 2023
  • Sketch of a Post-ORM
    14 projects | | 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](, 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 | | 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 | | 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).
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jeremyevans/sequel is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of Sequel is Ruby.

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