[Chicago-talk] Fw: Class::DBI talk next month

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Mon Feb 9 07:59:03 CST 2004

I suppose I should have said:

This is the topic of the Perl meeting next month:
March 2, 2004 @ 7:00 at the WDI facility

see: http://chicago.pm.org/meetings/
for more info.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jay Strauss" <me at heyjay.com>
To: "chicago-pm" <chicago-talk at mail.pm.org>
Cc: <wsmith at etc.com>; "Tony Bowden" <tony at kasei.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 10:58 PM
Subject: Class::DBI talk next month

> A stroll through Class::DBI
> by Jay Strauss
>        In summary, Class::DBI maps an instance of an object to a
>        row in a relational database table.  When you operate upon
>        the object, you affect the underlying database.
>        Class::DBI takes care of generating all the select,
>        inserts, updates, deletes... for you.  It makes working with
>        a relational databases almost trivial.
>        If your anything like me, you started interacting with
>        your Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), such
>        as: Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, Sybase, SQLServer... (in my
>        order of preference :) using Perl via the vendor supplied
>        command line tool.  Shelling out in your script, launching
>        the command line tool to execute some SQL, catching the
>        output, parsing it, and using it in your Perl in some
>        meaningful way.
>        Then I found out about DBI, and the world was beautiful.
>        I could now connect and execute SQL within perl in an con-
>        sise and intuitive way.  But then I got lazy (a good
>        thing). And I started writing all kinds of helper modules,
>        to do all the things I was doing over and over.
>        Then, I though, "dummy I bet someone has already done
>        this", so I searched around the web and CPAN, and found
>        Class::DBI. Since then I've been doing my database inter-
>        action exclusively via Class::DBI.
> Wanna learn more before the meeting?  Check out:
> http://search.cpan.org/~tmtm/Class-DBI-0.95/

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