[Melbourne-pm] Help - I barely speak Camel.
alecclews at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 07:05:19 PDT 2006
You may the information on perl.net.au of help, it includes sections for
newbies (try http://perl.net.au/wiki/New_to_Perl) and pointers to
We are keen to improve it so please make any changes to things you thing
can be improved or suggest them here.
On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 20:50 +1000, Peter Machell wrote:
> 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
> makes sense?
> 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
> support it.
> 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,
> Melbourne-pm mailing list
> Melbourne-pm at pm.org
Alec Clews <alecclews at gmail.com> Melbourne, Australia.
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