Choices Archives

Catalyst? Really?

I've been so busy doing Actual Work that I've forgotten to write about doing it!

Now that a lot of the modules I'll be using are more or less in place, including my new centralized security where "everything" will go to get permission to do "anything", it's time to start sowing the modified modules together in Catalyst.

Or is it?

I try to code by "Make a plan, and stick to it, unless it sucks."
Figuring out if a solution sucks is part of that, so I've taken a long, hard look at my Catalyst choice here.

Did I really pick Catalyst because it's the best tool…

To switch or not to switch - The MySQL Question

Before I let my enthusiasm overpower me and jump into this rewrite with all it's worth, I have to take a long and hard look at what technologies are being used, and what I want to replace them with.

Swapping out Class::DBI with DBIx::Class is an easy choice, and I'll get back to that in a later post, but what of the engine behind it?

Currently, the whole thing is built on MySQL, but during the lifespan of this fairly complex CRM application I have seen some of the limitat…

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