anithri's Journal anithri's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:40:35+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 anithri's Journal XML and Databases <p>As a way to learn more about the various XML technologies, I am working on a project to provide XML versions of various <a href=",2">D&amp;D</a> and <a href="">D20</a> rules and expansions (new spells, feats, classes...).</p><p>My concern has been efficiently storing, searching and recalling such XML files. I haven't come across a suitable tool (Open Source and Free as in Beer) to do this. So I started writing a module that takes an arbitrary XML file, parses it and stuffs it into a database. Once in the database I can use the more familiar SQL for searches.</p><p> Now as cool as I think this module could be... I'm not sure it's the right thing to do. But I don't know the toolsets available well enough to find a better method. I'm pretty convinced that a straight flat file format is going to break under the load because of the size (1000's of Feats and Spells, 100's of classes) and the fact that it is a growing dataset</p><p> I'm planning to use AxKit to actually serve the data, but how do I store it? Any insights would be invaluable.</p><p>Thanks for your time!</p> anithri 2002-08-02T23:04:06+00:00 journal RSS Journal feed <p>I'm a total addict of reading the journals here at use.perl. But coming to the site, and opening 20 windows to read the latest journal entries does get a bit boring (not to mention hard on the system). What I'd love to be able to do is to subscribe to <b>1</b> RSS channel that would list all of the recent journal entries. But even though I'm a pretty smart guy, I can't figure out how to do that. What's worse, I think the <a href=";content=top">existing feed</a> might work, except that I don't know how to add people to my friends list.</p><p>Any suggestions?</p> anithri 2002-03-08T00:07:50+00:00 journal Event/windows programming <p>I'm looking for recommendations for good programming books covering GUI/windows/event programming. All of my programming experience is script and web based, and I have almost no clue on how to go about creating a windowing based application. I'd prefer a language nuetral approach, but am capable of following just about any language.</p> anithri 2002-02-16T00:24:24+00:00 journal