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Twistar: Twisted Active Record

Twistar is a Python implementation of the active record pattern (also known as an object-relational mapper or ORM) that uses the Twisted framework’s RDBMS support to provide a non-blocking interface to relational databases.

Twistar currently features: * A thoroughly asynchronous API * Object validations (and support for the easy creation of new validation methods) * Support for callbacks before saving / creating / updating / deleting * Support for object relational models that can be queried asynchronously * A simple interface to DBAPI objects * A framework to support any relational database that has a module that implements the Python Database API Specification v2.0 (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite are all supported now) * Support for object polymorphism * Unit tests

Quick Example For Those In A Rush

For this example, assume that there is a table named “users” with varchar columns for first_name and last_name and an int age column.

#!/usr/bin/env python
from twisted.enterprise import adbapi
from twistar.registry import Registry
from twistar.dbobject import DBObject
from twisted.internet import reactor

class User(DBObject):

def done(user):
     print "A user was just created with the name %s" % user.first_name

# Connect to the DB
Registry.DBPOOL = adbapi.ConnectionPool('MySQLdb', user="twistar", passwd="apass", db="twistar")

# make a user
u = User()
u.first_name = "John"
u.last_name = "Smith"
u.age = 25

# Or, use this shorter version:
u = User(first_name="John", last_name="Smith", age=25)

# save the user

Then, finding this user is easy:

def found(users):
    print "I found %i users!" % len(users)
    for user in users:
        print "User: %s %s" % (user.first_name, user.last_name)

u = User.findBy(first_name="John", age=25).addCallback(found)

This is a very simple example - see the Examples and User Documentation for more complicated examples and additional uses.


## Prerequisites One or more of the following Python database interfaces that implement the DBAPI PEP must first be installed: * MySQLdb (MySQL interface) * psycopg2 (PostgreSQL interface) * sqlite3 (SQLite interface)


Simply run:

pip install twistar

Unit Tests

Simply run:

trial twistar


To get debugging information (all queries executed) using twisted.python.log, just use:

from twistar.dbconfig.base import InteractionBase
InteractionBase.LOG = True


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