[quote]I’ve definitely got to agree with wil on the MySQL issue. It’s so much
easier to work with a database than flat files, it’s not even funny.
Hey, I just finished the bulk of the Perl/flat file implementation, and I ain’t laughin’.
[quote]A really good tutorial on the subject can be found here:
Yeah, I’ve been there before… The tutorial seems to be based on building and maintaining a database exclusively through Telnet… and that makes it sound like a serious pain.
In order to get to the SQL statements part of the tutorial, you have to go through all this manual labor that isn’t necessary if you’re going to be using a graphical interface that sets up tables and such, as, if I’m not mistaken, Dream Host’s CP does.
Very painful to be foreced to learn stuff you don’t need.
On the other hand, if I’ve gotten the wrong impression of that tutorial, please let me know.
This is actually more helpful, although again, everything is done from the command line. I’d really rather use a graphical interface, and just learn how to create statements.
[quote]I’d also suggest the O’Reilly book on MySQL. Then again, I pretty much
recommend all of the O’Reilly books. :>
As do I… But I’m trying to cut back on my own habit.
[quote]Really, MySQL isn’t that hard. It may be learning a new language, but it’s
one with not all that much syntax (at least not that much compared to
alternatives). If you need any help, just ask in this forum and I’ll try
Thanks… The problem is really one of time. If I learned every new language that people told me I should learn, I’d spend more time learning languages than I would getting work done.
Anyway, for now, the flat-file system is complete (except for actual mail delivery), but I’m going to keep searching for a way to do this as painlessly as possible.
Speaking of mail delivery, Jeff…
I need to ask you about using SendMail for a mailing list. What’s the maximum traffic you would like to see? The lists I’m dealing with right now will have <1000 and generally <500 subscribers.
I could use the DH mailing list facilities if I could create a client interface with the features I need, but apparently that’s not possible.
I want to make sure I’m not going to overload the server or send up flares as if I were a spammer.