Announcing DBIx::Class::DeploymentHandler

Do you remember when you first realized that you were not the only person with a perspective in the world? I do. I was 5ish and I remember looking into the car to the left of me and seeing another person looking at me from their respective car. I remember thinking, “This is not what it is like from their point of view.” I distinctly remember reevaluating things all day that day. I am sure that I was still just as selfish and childish as I was before that moment, but it certainly changed my point of view.

I am proud to announce, after three months of work, that DBIx::Class::DeploymentHandler is at a point where I’d call it stable and usable. DBICDH is a much more flexible replacement for DBIx::Class::Schema::Versioned. Castaway did a great job with making Schema::Versioned, and without it there is no way I would have gotten started on DBICDH, but it is my sincere hope that this will be the recommended tool instead of Schema::Versioned from now on. Rob Kinyon and mst had significant influence on the overall API and design, so it is at least influenced by Very Smart people. ribasushi helped a lot later on by pointing out poorly named methods and directories as well as helping me use SQL::Translator correctly since he knows all of its weaknesses and strengths.

Major features this has over DBIx::Class::Schema::Versioned:

  • Multiple files for migrations
  • Perl files in migrations
  • Shared Perl/SQL for different databases
  • Downgrades
  • Not to mention extreme customizability

So try it out today! I am looking forward to getting bug reports soon :-)

Oh also, if it does not quite do what you want…


Posted Fri, Jun 11, 2010

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