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troy sincomb
troy sincomb
6,510 Points

Why use PeeWee if SQLalchemy is the gold standard? Makes me want to skip this set of videos all together :(

I hope treehouse would dive into SQLalchemy. There is practically one legit person working on PeeWee (talented as he may be), but a whole team for SQLalchemy. Why would treehouse openly spend so much of their time to create a series of videos for something that is being out competed?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

Reasons you might use PeeWee (all direct quotes from the author, Charles Leifer):

  • It's damn small, and easy to pick up and use. I think this is the #1 reason people use it.
  • I've worked very hard to provide consistent APIs, meaning learn once/apply everywhere.
  • I fix bugs really quickly.
  • Raymond Hettinger said "The code is nicely written and is easily read start to finish." :)
  • AsyncIO via aiopeewee / muffin-peewee
  • Admin interface via flask-admin
  • Cool extensions
  • Fast, memory efficient, good performance for an ActiveRecord ORM

And one more (suggested by troy's comment): PeeWee has a nice course on Treehouse.

troy sincomb
troy sincomb
6,510 Points

You just copy and pasted what the guy in charge of peewee had to say on reddit...

--------the other half of his comment--------

Weaknesses: Pretty much just me working on it, though I do accept patches and work hard to fix bugs quickly. Small ecosystem of third-party libraries / integrations ActiveRecord as opposed to Data Mapper / ID Map / Unit-of-work implemented in SQLA Lower "google-ability" factor Fewer stackoverflow answers No automatic schema migrations Doesn't support Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

SQLalchemy is used factors more than peewee, but doesn't have a nice tutorial like the one treehouse made for peewee :/

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

As I said, those are all direct quotes from the author. And I only quoted the part that answered the question "Why use PeeWee..." :wink: