[Melbourne-pm] Help - I barely speak Camel.
peter at machell.net
Tue Jul 25 03:50:49 PDT 2006
Hi list. Jacinta Richardson suggested I join. I'm a fairly junior
sysadmin, by no means a programmer. I have hacked bits and pieces in
Perl over the years and find it very good for glue, but do this so
infrequently that I need to relearn even the basics each time.
I need to develop a simple application and would like to do so in
Perl. Is this list an appropriate place to ask questions about this
with a view to better understanding and refining my code?
Assuming that it is, can I start with the workflow and see if it
I need to interface with a number of different databases to pull out
some demographic information, feed this into an array, regex it to
get the formatting right, then send it, and a message containing
variables from this info, to an API for which I have a Perl example.
Returning from that API will be some debug, which I'd like to combine
with the information and print out to a HTML file for reporting.
As I'm dealing with a number of different database engines, I figure
I'll do the initial data mining using those engine's tools, and start
the Perl code with pulling data from a CSV file. This seems easier to
me than trying to get a DBI going for each engine and using Perl to
do the queries.
I'm sure there are many on this list that could knock this up in a
few minutes, but I'd really like to do it myself so that I can
completely understand the process, and continue to develop and
Please let me know if this is an appropriate forum for this sort of
thing, and if not, where I may find one.
Thanks in advance,
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