devin.austin at gmail
Dec 2, 2011, 9:14 AM
Post #7 of 9
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 4:54 AM, will trillich
<will.trillich [at] serensoft> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Devin Austin <devin.austin [at] gmail> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM, will trillich
>> <will.trillich [at] serensoft> wrote:
>> > I do appreciate the neat articles that talk about Facebook API's and
>> > Google
>> > API's and other advanced stuff, but those often seem a bit esoteric and
>> > beyond the daily grind of what we're developing. So it's also good to
>> > keep
>> > the newbies in mind. I think if the advent series could showcase a
>> > couple of
>> > basic articles (maybe even repackaging email threads?) it'd be great!
>> > Concepts such as:
>> > - how an insulated, personal perl library, instead of system-wide cpan,
>> > is
>> > better for a Catalyst app,
>> Hmm. Not sure I quite understand this one, internal dependencies never
>> seem to be a better architectural decision over external, thoroughly
>> tested ones. Could you please elaborate?
> In my head, the first item (above) and second item (below) are closely
> related. That is, if you maintain your own $local::lib of CPAN wizardry then
> you're better off in the long run when your app outlives your server, or you
> migrate due to vendor concerns (or politics). Also, isn't it more likely
> you'll run into problems using the system perl libraries instead of a
> home-grown one? I think I've seen topics like that here on-list... would be
> nice to see those concepts encapsulated as an advent article.
Ah! Perfect. That makes more sense. There's been local::lib articles
in the past, but if you have something new, I'm sure for it.
>> > - tricks and tips to keep in mind to make migrating a catalyst app from
>> > system Q to system X easy,
>> This could be interesting. Do you have tips? I personally don't
>> migrate much from system to system, but others might find it useful.
> I don't have any such tips, yet. I'm hoping I don't need them all at once in
> the future in crash-bang mode when migration becomes a necessity, hopefully
> a clear advent article beforehand can help newbies like me avoid some of the
>> > - strengths and weaknesses of and techniques for using
>> > revision-management
>> > such as mercurial or subversion or git to track source code changes...
>> > - using InstantCRUD or AutoCRUD in various contexts as a debugging tool
>> > or
>> > data-mining aid
>> There have been one or two a year on this sort of thing, and while I
>> think it's beneficial, it's almost something that's been overdone. If
>> there is something groundbreaking in this area, sure, I'm all for it.
>> I sure wouldn't mind seeing some more new ideas concerning this, but I
>> think we need to look toward new things that haven't necessarily been
>> covered yet, even if we're in dire need of articles.
> "The more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and
> more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of
> being hurt." -- Thomas Merton
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Cool. Keep me in the loop if you come up with anything!
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