The Python Database API (DB-API) is a specification of a module interface that allows interfacing from Python to a relational database.
This talk gives a high-level introduction to the concepts used in the Python DB-API and relational databases in general. Connection, cursors and transactions are discussed, and their use in Python database applications is explained.
The eGenix mxODBC Python extension is an example of a database module implementing the Python Database API 2.0.
The above 35-minute talk was given the EuroPython conference 2008 in Vilnius, Lithuania, by Marc-André Lemburg - author of mxODBC and editor of the Python Database API Specification.
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