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The ORMazing show

Nick & KBall sit down with the brilliant Stephen Haberman to discuss all things ORMs! 💻🔍

From the advantages and disadvantages of ORMs in general, to delving into the intricacies of his innovative project Joist, which brings a fresh, idiomatic, ActiveRecord-esque approach to TypeScript. 🚀

So sit back, relax, and let’s dive deep into the world of ORMs with the experts!

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Show Notes:

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(00:00) - It's party time, y'all
(00:56) - Welcoming Stephen
(02:37) - Did you hear that, Jerod?
(03:16) - Defining "ORM"
(05:10) - Why write a new ORM?
(11:47) - The data loader pattern
(17:07) - Joist vs ActiveRecord
(21:49) - Why Joist uses type hints
(28:56) - When Joist uses promises
(32:16) - Joist's API details
(35:58) - Sponsor: KBall Coaching
(36:43) - Where the biz logic goes
(40:16) - Lifecycle hooks
(44:42) - No cycles please
(46:03) - Batching & ergonomics
(50:55) - Arguments against ORMs
(55:09) - Thinking in entities
(1:00:27) - Reactivity in Joist
(1:06:57) - KBall is excited
(1:09:51) - Wrapping up
(1:11:15) - Next up on the pod

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