Scala Language Integrated Connection Kit (by slick)

Slick Alternatives

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Posts where Slick has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-11.
  • From First Principles: Why Scala? | 2021-02-11
    The two major SQL libraries in the Scala ecosystem these days are Doobie ( and Slick (

    With Doobie you manually write your queries, and then map the results into the objects in your domain model. Nothing is generated for you. OTOH, nothing is hidden and you are free to write queries as optimized and specialized as you need. The real selling point of Doobie is a typesafe API for manipulating and combining queries, and fragments of queries, into larger wholes. This works very well when your application interfaces with a database it doesn't own.

    With Slick you get access to a DSL that lets you layout how your tables look. From there Slick offers an api that let's you treat SQL tables as-if they are basically mutable collections, with Slick handling all the SQL generation itself. You also get DDL, so that you can automate db creation and upgrades. This work very well when your application owns and controls the database it is connecting to.

    Both of these have diverged from that traditional ORM model. Slick bills itself as FRM, or Functional Relational Mapping. And Doobie is embedded queries on steroids. | 2021-02-11
    they never said that, but it's basically abadonware. look at the commit history: you can also look at the contributors page: the guys who primarly contributed to it basically left lightbend, and in 2019 he shifted his priorities.
  • Objection to ORM Hatred | 2021-02-09
    Many ORMs introduce a somewhat messy, complicated abstraction layer that doesn't actually get you the desired benefit in statically typed languages - compile time safety. Mainly because most languages do not have sufficiently powerful type systems.

    Exceptions are libraries like persist [1] for Haskell, Slick [2] for Scala, and - with caveats - Diesel [3] for Rust.

    But: manually mapping between the database domain and your domain objects is also a messy, error prone process that is wasted effort.

    My preferred solution is to stick with simple ORMs that just do simple mapping and provide a convenient query builder, without any heavy magic in the objects or any sort of automatic relationship logic (automatic fetching of joins, ...).





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