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Re: Re: The ONE way of the Web Page

by mdupont (Scribe)
on Nov 01, 2001 at 14:23 UTC ( #122529=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The ONE way of the Web Page
in thread The ONE way of the Web Page

Dear Fellow Monks, From your responses is time for me to be alot more humble! I therefor put my foot in my mouth, and admit what I really want to ask is :

Dear fellow perlmonks,

I am cosidering putting a couple of queries and table edits on our corporate intranet web page and would like to use apache/perl and DBI DBD::Sybase running on solaris or debian.

I am confused by all of the competing Modules that offer variying degrees of flexability. I am lost at the multitude of choices.

Has anyone any experience with any or all of them? can the perlmonks recommend anyone of them?

The real question is for me, what is the best place to start building a simple query application where I can reuse all of these nice html tools and still have a place to grow into?

A query builder like MSAccess with a datatable is what I am thinking about, or even a HTML isql window....

Yours truly,


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Re: Re: Re: The ONE way of the Web Page
by perrin (Chancellor) on Nov 01, 2001 at 21:14 UTC
    Now this is a real question, and it should be in Seekers of Perl Wisdom. However, here is a brief opinion:

    None of the tools you mention here are widely used. That doesn't mean they stink, but it does mean they are either too new or not generally useful enough to have attracted many followers.

    One friend of mine did try DBIx::Abstract, and liked it, but in general I think the most efficient way to build a simple query application is the most obvious: use CGI and DBI. SQL isn't hard, and I generally find it much easier to write it directly than to use any of the abstraction layers I've tried. CGI is dirt simple, and it's easy to add in templating if you want to, with a popular module like Template Toolkit or HTML::Template.

    If these really seem too low-level to you, I would suggest you post your question in Seekers of Perl Wisdom, and phrase it along the lines of "What's a good high-level tool for quickly building simple database editing apps?"

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