Building Data-Driven Web Apps with Pyramid and SQLAlchemy Transcripts
Chapter: Modeling data with SQLAlchemy classes
Lecture: Who uses SQLAlchemy?
0:00 When you choose a framework whether that's for a database or web framework it's good to know that you're in good company
0:06 that other companies and products have already tested this and looked around and decided yeah, SQLAlchemy is a great choice.
0:14 So let's look at some of the popular deployments. Dropbox is a user of SQLAlchemy and Dropbox is one of the most significant Python shops out there.
0:26 Guido van Rossum and some of the other core developers work there and almost everything they do is in Python so the fact that they use SQLAlchemy
0:33 that's a very high vote of confidence. Uber, Uber uses SQLAlchemy. Reddit, Reddit's interesting in that
0:41 they don't use the ORM, but in fact they use only the core at least a while ago they were using only the core aspect of SQLAlchemy, that's pretty cool.
0:53 Firefox, Mozilla, more properly, is using SQLAlchemy. OpenStack makes heavy use of SQLAlchemy. FreshBooks, the accounting software
1:03 based on, you guessed it, SQLAlchemy. We've got Hulu, Yelp, TriMet that's the Public Transit Authority for all of Portland, Oregon
1:12 the trains, the buses and things like that so they use that as well. So here are just a couple of the companies and products that use SQLAlchemy.
1:21 There's some really high pressure, some of these are under you know if it's working for them it's going to work well for you, especially Reddit
1:28 Reddit gets a crazy amount of traffic. So pretty interesting that they're all using it and we'll see why in a little bit.