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Journal of hydo (2599)

Friday April 18, 2003
02:44 AM

SQL-Ledger

[ #11718 ]

I really really really should have looked at the code for this a little closer before I agreed to add a few bits of functionality to it. It was probably my enthusiasm about being paid once again to code that got me in trouble.

*Much later after I noticed this tab in Safari*

I guess it's not so bad. I mean, it IS bad, but not as "blood gushing from the eyes" bad as I thought at first. Any web app that uses a frontend script to exec() another script based on user input needs a dose of CGI::Application or some such module. I hope I can find my copy of the rhino book.

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  • While I am impressed with its list of features, I am less than impressed with its quality. I did an internal review of this product for where I work and I found a few problems [perlmonks.org]. Unfortunately, I was taken to task for this [geocrawler.com] and the lead developer referred to my concerns as being "nonsense". That was interesting because I merely listed my conclusions, but not how I arrived at them.

    I would love to see SQL Ledger be turned into a good, solid product that I'm not afraid to touch. (psst ... maybe you want to

    • Yea, I read all of that when I got home from the meeting where I said "I believe a safe estimate for adding your changes would be about four days." Maybe this will finally teach me to research thoroughly a package before I try to make estimates on it.

      On the one hand, I should have read this before my meeting and been prepared to give a more accurate estimate. On the other hand, learning this package and getting the functionality they want by Monday is proving to be a fun challenge that I am enjoying more