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Which database backend?

I'm new to the MVC and Web Framework ideas but very interested in learning.

I really like what I see with Foundation for Apps but I'm a little lost about the backend. I've experimented with frameworks such as Django, Flask and others which include native database features.

No matter what, I will be using OrientDB as my database as it covers my use cases, it includes a REST API out of box: http://orientdb.com/docs/last/OrientDB-REST.html

With that said (and being the newbie I am), would it be best to use something like SailsJS for my backend or would a sane developer start hacking directly to the OrientDB's REST API?

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Bonus question!

If I do use Sails.js, so I simply keep the frontend and backend (SailsJS and Foundation for Apps) separate (as in 2x npm run tasks/servers) or would it be best to somehow merge it all together into one project?

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I'm new to the MVC and Web Framework ideas but very interested in learning.

I really like what I see with Foundation for Apps but I'm a little lost about the backend. I've experimented with frameworks such as Django, Flask and others which include native database features.

No matter what, I will be using OrientDB as my database as it covers my use cases, it includes a REST API out of box: http://orientdb.com/docs/last/OrientDB-REST.html

With that said (and being the newbie I am), would it be best to use something like SailsJS for my backend or would a sane developer start hacking directly to the OrientDB's REST API?

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Bonus question!

If I do use Sails.js, so I simply keep the frontend and backend (SailsJS and Foundation for Apps) separate (as in 2x npm run tasks/servers) or would it be best to somehow merge it all together into one project?

Rafi Benkual over 4 years ago

Hi Ross,
For our University Library,http://zurb.com/building-blocks we are using Foundation for Apps with Rails, so we use mySQL