Re: Templating Solutions

2001-06-19 Thread Paul Sharpe

More on XML/XSLT/seperation of roles philosophy

  http://xml.apache.org/cocoon2/index.html

paul

Ian Brayshaw wrote:
 
 snip type=inevitable love/hate circular debate/
 
 I was going to stay quiet on this one (still don't know why I am now joining
 in).
 
 I am finding XSLT  XML to be a good alternative to normal templating
 techniques. One of the biggest benifits I've found is being able to generate
 the one data set and have it rendered in different ways for different
 applications. I presume this is possible in TT2. H::T has the drawback of
 only allowing substitutions for tags defined in the template. Changing the
 template to render say a reduced set of data typically involves changing
 code.
 
 I'm also free to choose my transformation platform, using something like
 XML::LibXML or Saxon on the server side, or just throwing it straight to the
 user and letting their browser take care of the rest.
 
 Don't think DW jockeys will like the XSLT, but I'm fortunate in not having
 to deal with them.
 
 My £0.02
 
 Ian
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Re: SQL statements to DB Schema (dia ?)

2001-05-31 Thread Paul Sharpe

Aaron Trevena wrote:
 
 On Wed, 30 May 2001, Leo Lapworth wrote:
 
  You might want to check out:
 
  Arron's Autodia - http://autodia.cuckoo.org/
 
  It's not quite at the stage I think you are after
  but I've lost track of what it can and can't do.
  Last I heard they were putting it up to be
  an candidate in the elections (actually, it's probably
  more intelligent than one of them!).
 
  Though the DB stuff might have been a conversation
  about GraphViz.. woo.. so many choices :)
 
 
 hmm... SQL to Dia. Shouldn't be too hard to add the only issue would be
 which shapes to use, I've never drawn a database scheme in Dia - anybody
 care to reccomend some shapes and how they shoudl map to stuff - then I'll
 code some DB handling magic into autodia.
 

Look at the ER shapes.

paul

 btw - the current version of autodia (0.9) now handles c++ (if its very
 simple) and perl (extracts *most* info) and has lots of lovelly commad
 line options.
 
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Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Sharpe



Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.
 
 I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
 library out of them in the early days.
 
 
  Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
  (and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!
 
 Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.

Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?

paul



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Sharpe



Jonathan Stowe wrote:
 
 On Tue, 29 May 2001, Paul Sharpe wrote:
 
  Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  
   James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  
Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.
  
   I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
   library out of them in the early days.
  
   
Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
(and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!
  
   Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.
 
  Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?
 
 
 It went to Informix most recently and then of course to IBM.
 
 /J\

But didn't it come *from* Postgres?

paul



Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Paul Sharpe

Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
 Does anyone have a recommendation for an online provider of PC components,
 i'm looking for a couple of big hard drives (50Gb+).
 
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Re: [OT] Flecktones in London next month

2001-04-20 Thread Paul Sharpe

Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 Nathan Torkington [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Dave Hodgkinson writes:
 Norman Watt Roy ?
Clive off of (void) told me to mention Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm and
Jaco Pastorius and see what happened :-)
   I'll see your Jaco and raise you Dave la Rue.
 
  All good, but if you haven't seen Victor Wooten, you should.  He's
  terrifying.
 
 Damn, I just remembered Ishaq van Niel. Saaw him quite a lot playing
 with Hans Dulfer's band in Amsterdam.

And Squarepusher if you like Bunny Brunel/Jaco.  But remember *nothing*
is louder than drum and bass.

paul

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Re: RPC stuff

2001-03-09 Thread Paul Sharpe

On Fri, 9 Mar 2001, Dominic Mitchell wrote:

I've used Frontier::Client in production FWIW.

Cheers,

paul

 On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 02:54:23PM -, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
  What's the best way forward for RPC / distributed Perl stuff? I don't need
  anything super complicated, but RPC::Simple seems to want to use Tk ?!
 
 I've just been doing stuff in PlRPC and it works quite well.  It's based
 on sockets and Storable.pm, so it's quite lightweight.  It also plays
 nicely with OO, so it's pretty easy to retrofit onto an existing class
 library, with a small amount of effort.
 
 The docs aren't up to much, though.  And you'll need something else if
 you want to have non-perl solutions calling your servers.  As was
 mentioned elsewhere, the SOAP::Lite module appears to be very popular
 for this purpose, although if you really want to, you could take the
 heavyweight route and use something like CORBA::ORBit.
 
 -Dom
 

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Re: JOB: Re: Hiring (not another one :) )

2001-01-10 Thread Paul Sharpe

On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, John wrote:

 David Hodgkinson ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 
  Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  
While hiring seems to be the order of the day, just to let you know that
AL Digital are hiring at the moment .. (permies only at the moment) ... 
   
   I can't believe that you didn't mention the really cool arcade machine in
   reception[1] in the sales pitch.  I think that most Perl Mongers would be
   swayed by this as much as by anything else ;-)
   
   Later
   
   Mark.
   
   (Happily Employed)
   
   [1] Table top cabinet[2] with a PC running MAME inside.
   [2] The kind you can rest a pint on.
  
  Reading Room has a PS2 in Dean Street and a pool table and space
  invaders machine in Wardour St.
 
 Dircon took away their pool table recently to replace it with
 office space. G. I think all companies should have at least
 something... it helps with team building, ummm, team moral and
 I guess wasting time?
 
 The MAME machine sounds very cool,  does it have authentic joysticks?
 (BTW, if any one knows where I could pickup some old AsciiWare Nintendo
 joysticks please drop me a email) 

Yes.  It's an authentic 2-player table-stylie thing with a bigger brain.
Don't challenge Graham to Track And Field tho.

nice.

 
 John

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