[sclug] php skills

ed ed at s5h.net
Fri Sep 22 17:10:04 UTC 2006

On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:39:39 +0100
David Herring <dave at netfm.org> wrote:

> Anyone familiar with php + smart + adodb on this list ?
> Have a php application - say 10,000 lines, but want to ask some 
> questions on the best way to code the data abstraction - or change it 
> from the existing. Willing to pay for some advice / consultancy - if 
> that helps.

Base it on other large project's would be a good start. Most people have
a dbinclude file, which presents a common class name, for example;


class db {
  function db() {

Using the same method names within each database access file makes it
rather simple to alter the data provider.

> On the same note - what are peoples views on using an offshore India 
> based service to get some work done on this ? $12 an hour they quote, 
> has anyone tried this ? Would rather pay for an experienced local
> person  - but seem to be hard to find ?

I don't know personally but I hear that the communication over head
normally brings up the total cost of using off shore to something
similar to that of doing it in shore.

Regards, Ed                      :: http://www.bsdwarez.net
just another python person
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