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Migration to database & new features
Dave Clark
Administrator
Created Feb 2, 2008 18:44
Edited Feb 2, 2008 18:45
The entire site was built to operate from flat files. At the time, I was only marginally familiar with databases. They were problematic, complicated, and inefficient! At least, that's what I used to say. And, I guess I don't actually feel differently about it now. But now I have a strong familiarity with databases and can overcome problems, work with the complications, and overlook the inefficiency as insignificant. So I'm slowly but surely migrating the website to work off of a database. If something suddenly stops working, I want to know about it. I'm being careful, but nobody is perfect.

Today I've released the first product of having a database backend. There are some accounts that have hundreds of zones. Yes, hundreds. One suspicious looking fella has over 1000 master zones! The fact I know this is one of the benefits of having this stuff in a queryable database. So, now the master zone list page is based on the database. The new feature is that now you only see the first 50 zones instead of the whole list dumped right there on your screen. If you don't have more than 50 zones, then you won't notice anything different (hopefully). If you do, then you might like the fact that your page draws a little faster now.


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Dave Clark
Administrator
Created Sep 29, 2008 21:59
Today I was notified that the dynamic section broke for new master zones as a result of the database migration. This is now fixed.


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