Fri Feb 10 2006 08:35 Ruby Database Access Technique Fight: Does anyone here think that Ruby's DBI module is abandonware and should be shunned in favor of database-specific Ruby bindings? I have heard this opinion and it seems bizarre to me. Even if DBI is abandonware, it's stable and it seems to work fine. Plus it's got features like prepared statements, which are otherwise a big database-specific pain. So are we going to be passé if we write recipes for the Cookbook using ActiveRecord and DBI instead of ActiveRecord and database-specific Ruby bindings?