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lachoy
  chris.winters@gmail.com
http://www.cwinters.com/

I am actually Chris Winters; I am actually living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; I am actually married and have three cats. (Guess what one of them is named?) I am the "OpenInteract" guy, which could be good or bad.
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  Comment: Re:Clarification (Score 1) on 2009.06.24 11:33

by lachoy on 2009.06.24 11:33 (#69151)
Attached to: Anecdote Driven Development, or Why I Don't Do TDD
FWIW, Tim Bray echoed the maintenance sentiments in this blog post, more grist for the mill: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/06/23/TDD-Heresy
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  Comment: Re:my scattered reply (Score 1) on 2008.12.13 9:33

by lachoy on 2008.12.13 9:33 (#66464)
Attached to: Perl webapp frameworks: what to explore?
Very helpful, thanks!
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  Comment: Re:http://code.google.com/p/btfm/ (Score 1) on 2008.12.13 9:21

by lachoy on 2008.12.13 9:21 (#66463)
Attached to: Perl webapp frameworks: what to explore?
This is cool, I may use this. Thanks!
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  Comment: Re:That's a big topic... (Score 1) on 2008.12.13 9:20

by lachoy on 2008.12.13 9:20 (#66462)
Attached to: Perl webapp frameworks: what to explore?

Regarding no database: you can do an awful lot with the filesystem. I have a couple of reasons for wanting to ditch the database:

  1. Acceptance: It's another piece of technology for end-users (IT folks) to object to -- "Perl's okay, but we're an MSSQL shop!"
  2. Complexity: Typical ORM mismatch foo.

Good thought about BerkeleyDB though. Even though it's gained a lot of complexity you can still use it very simply.

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  Comment: Re:Will they freak out that this is a Perl app? (Score 1) on 2008.12.13 9:17

by lachoy on 2008.12.13 9:17 (#66461)
Attached to: Perl webapp frameworks: what to explore?

The "freak out" comment was more about it being in Perl than the technology. I suspect that if we pitch it as a black box that does HTTP we'll be okay, but I'm a little wary -- because of inexperience, not because I don't think Perl can do what it's supposed to.

Good words about Catalyst though, thanks.

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  Journal: Perl webapp frameworks: what to explore? on 2008.12.11 17:15

Journal by lachoy on 2008.12.11 17:15
User Journal

I've been working pretty much exclusively in Java for the last few years. However, we have a subproject to do some system/application automation work that's written in Perl. It's currently a CLI tool that allows us to install/upgrade our application remotely, restart the service(s) (the app runs on Solaris), and other fun stuff.

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  Comment: copying files (Score 1) on 2008.12.04 23:15

by lachoy on 2008.12.04 23:15 (#66269)
Attached to: Java should make complicated things possible
I heard on a podcast recently that the NIO2 work that should (will?) be in Java 7 finally, finally has some sane file operations. (It's awful and idiotic that it's taken so long.) This has some examples: http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2008/07/03/jsr-203-new-file-apis.html
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