Has there been any thought of using the ADOdb Database Abstraction Library to cover the use of more database types? Plus, in my opinion, it's slightly easier to use instead of the multitude of commands one needs to know using MySQL and PostgreSQL.
And for those that don't know what I'm talking about, a quote from the ADOdb site(adodb.sourceforge.net):
"ADOdb is a database abstraction library for PHP. There is also a Python version; see the ADOdb for Python docs.
The PHP version currently supports an amazing number of databases, thanks to the wonderful ADOdb community: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Interbase, Firebird, Informix, Oracle, MS SQL, Foxpro, Access, ADO, Sybase, FrontBase, DB2, SAP DB, SQLite, Netezza, LDAP, and generic ODBC, ODBTP. The Sybase, Informix, FrontBase and PostgreSQL, Netezza, LDAP, ODBTP drivers are community contributions. Here is the complete list of drivers.
Many popular web applications such as ACID, PostNuke, Xaraya, phpWiki, Mambo, PHP GACL, TikiWiki, eGroupWare and phpLens App Server are using ADOdb as their database abstraction layer. Some reasons why ADOdb is popular include:
* Designed for speed. It is probably the fastest open source database abstraction library available for PHP. See benchmarks.
* Provides extensive portability support such as date and type-handling and portable schema creation. See portable sql tips
* Support many enterprise features such as database backed sessions (with session expiry notification), SQL code generation, pivot tables, SELECT LIMIT emulation for all databases, performance monitoring.
* Easy to learn, especially if you have Window's programming experience, as it uses many ADO conventions.
* Extensive QA, every release is unit-tested on Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, Oracle 9.
* Mature, continiously developed since August 2000. Has a large community of users.
* Very reasonable licensing terms (BSD). This means that you can incorporate (and even compile) it into your software applications royalty-free without asking the author's permission, provided you include license.txt in your release. Also dual-licensed (Lesser GPL).