[Catalyst] Alternatives to DBIx?

Lyle webmaster at cosmicperl.com
Sat Apr 17 13:35:51 GMT 2010

Personally I think DBIx::Class is the biggest load of crock out there. 
It's much slower, awkward to use, time consuming to learn, and as soon 
as you try to do some complicated queries you'll end up dropping it 
anyway. ORMs simply cannot work in the long run:-

I found SQL::DB recently, which looks interesting to me, but haven't had 
chance to work with it yet. It might be what you are looking for.


John Karr wrote:
> I'm still learning Catalyst and find that I don't like DBIx. As a counter
> example I love Template Toolkit, for exactly the same reason I hate DBIx.
> With TT html is in html, while DBIx seperates the database from SQL, if I
> were capable of writing an ORM (which I am not) it would be much more like
> Template Toolkit. Also I'm primarily a sysadmin working on some volunteer
> programming projects while out of work, so even though it might well be
> worth coming to terms with DBIx if I did more development, crawling through
> DBI seems a more efficient way for me to get working code written.
> The alternatives I've been able to discover are DBI and RoseDB. Is there any
> case (given why I've already stated I dislike DBIx) for RoseDB, and are
> there any other alternatives that work well with Catalyst that I have not
> found?
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