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sigzero (5768)

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I am the proverbial "accidental" programmer. I have found that I really like Perl and programming so I am pursuing that route now. I am the Debian systems administrator and junior Perl programmer for a company called Inspire.

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Monday January 30, 2006
12:29 PM


[ #28519 ]

I have been trying to use Rails with our Oracle backend. While I can create a test script that connects to the db and print out its rows, I cannot do so in Rails, using every connection string known to Google and the Rails site.

I am done with it.

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  • ..assuming you haven't already that is.

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I have used CGI::Application and Template::Toolkit. I was trying Rails because of the "hype". I am watching Catalyst but it still seems to be in a state of flux (the recent "which config to use" saga). I am Windows as well so Catalyst is updated a little slower.

      I will probably install it tomorrow and try it. It being Catalyst.

      • Run, do not walk, and get Catalyst. Installing it using cpan on windows is a bit of a trick,but, if you add Randy Kobes' ppm repository, it wipes out most of the hard work.
  • Strange that you even mention connection strings. Take a look at config/database.yml.
    • Yes? I know about that. I have changed it to every one they show on the Rails site and more. No go. I can connect normally through Ruby's dbi and return stuff so I know it isn't a problem with Oracle or Ruby...just Rails.