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Wednesday September 04, 2002
07:19 PM

Business::ISBN saves lives

[ #7532 ]

The Business::ISBN module doesn't save lives, but I did get another nice note about it today.

It was only the second module I ever released, and I never expected it to help anyone. I wrote it to clean up the databases of some publishing clients. I was happy that it was able to identify most of the bad data (about 10% of the records).

Now somebody has it hooked up to a bar code scanner and it has made their warehouse staff much more efficient. A big library resources company uses it. A few other big places use it to check their databases for keying errors.

Although I like writing stuff that other programmers could use, I like it better that some of my software makes work easier for "real" people.