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adodb database connection (mysqli driver)

A programmer I hired wants to connect mysql to php
http://adodb.sourceforge.net/

Are the chosen drivers mysqli and mysql (soon to be deprecated)?

I see that there is error reporting is included with adodb.

I have asked previous questions about error reporting with mysqli which requires a developer to create custom classes.

When I suggest adodb, experts on experts exchange suggest using mysqli or pdo,

but I can use adodb and mysqli
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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All things being equal, why not just use PDO?  I don't see the advantage in ADODB.
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>>That particular 'ADOdb' library adds a layer of abstraction on top of the actual driver.  Looks similar to the PDO concept where they are trying to make all the databases look the same.

So I ADOdb missing any important features?


>>All things being equal, why not just use PDO?  I don't see the advantage in ADODB.

Programmer suggests that using ADODB is easier for him and I have delayed that part of the project days.

Is there a disadvantage?
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Note that that isn't the same as Microsoft ADODB which is what I thought you were asking about.

I thought it was mssql initially also.

A related question is that developer going to be around to support his code or is he going to be gone when the project is done?

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