Forum .LRN Q&A: Re: can .LRN support MYSQL database?

Posted by Andrew Grumet on
To add to what Dirk wrote, it's important to remember that supporting multiple databases is very expensive.

Whenever a new feature is added in RDBMS A, someone has to port it and all future updates to RDBMS B, C and D.  There's a huge complexity cost associated with this.

Most developers do their work with a single RDBMS.  They might do the porting to others RDBMSes, but as far as I can tell they're not set up for cross platform testing.  Folks working on the PG side might not notice this as much because that's where a lot of the new development seems to be.  But it's very visible on the Oracle side.  Pretty much every time I sit down to work on some new code, I have to debug the Oracle queries.