RET

Sydney, Australia

retco.com.au

Age: 46

$self->like( qw[ Perl Catalyst Informix Macs iOS 'old Holdens' ] ); # not necessarily in that order...

My background is in data warehousing (18 years or so) and more recently in building web-apps with a reporting flavour. I'm also responsible for OurCarClub, a web-based data management application for Car Clubs. It's built using perl, Catalyst, Template Toolkit, Class::DBI and MySQL, with more than a dash of jQuery.

OurCarClub.com.au

Apr
23
answered Informix error when calling a procedure
Mar
24
revised Configuring Yocto Busybox to work with fglrx 14.501.1003
removed catalyst tag which is for the perl framework of that name
Mar
24
comment What is the difference between [% %] and [%- -%] in Template Toolkit?
And although it is not remotely related to chomping, I like to use [%- -%] because it aligns very nicely with 4-space tab expansion :-)
Mar
16
comment Splitting Catalyst Application
If they're so similar, I can't help thinking splitting them is probably a bad idea. Catalyst supports a variety of ways to handle REST requests, and if you have a fat-model, thin-controller application, the action handlers for REST requests will be fairly trivial. Please expand on what the expected benefit is for splitting the application.
Mar
13
awarded Announcer
Feb
26
answered How to frame a single(select) query without subquery
Feb
13
comment Informix CASE and summing results
Don't do that, it looks like a headache. Try simply: DECODE(salesstat.int_num, 4, 0.2, 8, 0.2, 0.1) * SUM(salesstat.net_amt-salesstat.return_net_amt)
Feb
12
answered Informix CASE and summing results
Feb
12
answered Join query to delete a record both in child class and parent class
Feb
11
awarded Supporter
Feb
5
comment Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
Well yes, that's what $0 is. I've updated my answer above with more detail.
Feb
5
revised Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
New suggestions based on comment trail
Feb
5
comment Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
Yes, I know that. But what is TT rendering? Web pages? What is the source of this directory parameter?
Feb
5
comment Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
In Catalyst and similar frameworks, $c is the Web context. You haven't articulated what else is in your stack, so it's hard to know how to advise.
Feb
5
comment Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
In my testing, [% template.name %] contains only the filename without the full path.
Feb
5
answered Find if a directory exists using Template Toolkit
Feb
2
comment Display only a part of a string
Yes, there's no reason why not, it's just a derived column.
Feb
2
answered Display only a part of a string
Jan
29
answered Catalyst Development Server - not showing routes and errors
Jan
27
answered Updating a field from other rows of the same table in Informix
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