Web development tips, Use

Sharing and preserving database connections

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David Mertz Ph.D

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: August 21, 2007

Databases are happy to handle many parallel requests (doing so is almost in the definition of a database). However, active processes (threaded or forked) almost inevitably eat up a valuable resource: database connections. The antipool.py module in Martin Blais' antiorm library does a nice job of making the pooling and reuse of connections transparent to programmers, and in a RDBMS-agnostic fashion.

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