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Re: How to calculate development time?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 04, 2001 at 00:10 UTC ( #85363=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to calculate development time?

I echo what other folks have said above.

It strikes me that you might have to be a bit of a salesman to your client: Tell them that using some sickly ISP will slow the project. I've hosted sites at (and been reasonably-pleased with) Rackspace since February 2000; having that much control over your environment is invaluable. You'll thank yourself when you're running into problems.

Also, this might be heresy in some circles, but you might want to take a look at Slash. I've never looked closely at the quality of the code (I've managed to change what I've wanted without problem), and it has a bad reputation for clarity, but it is a working system that you might want to borrow from. Remember that it's GPL'd.

-Declan (

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Re: Re: How to calculate development time?
by Siddartha (Curate) on Jun 04, 2001 at 18:07 UTC
    Thanks for all the comments.

    I have drafted a proposal, splitting development into phases. I have also requested to use rackspace for hosting. I am currently waiting to hear what the outcome is. I am also looking at purchasing forwardSQL as suggested by an anonymous Monk.

    If all goes well I will have enough time to really sit down and play with Perl, instead of frantically trying to debug everything.

    Slash is interesting and I will look at it.

    I think my biggest problem right now is to decide what exactly to use.
    Will I use HTML::Template, Mason etc. ?
    will I use mod_perl?
    Will I use Mysql? (I still think I will)
    If I do get a dedicated server to play with, what other possibilities are out there to do this.

    At the moment I know that I am going to use Perl, and DBI with a database (probably MySQL).

    any comments would be appreciated.


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