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by JML
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Trying to modify a framework to add hidden rolls
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Trying to modify a framework to add hidden rolls

wolph42 wrote:Personale i would go for 'none' and use [wfunc]broadcast[/wfunc] to show the result. Much better control of what Goes where.

True. A bit more advanced and you should go there someday.
by JML
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

@JML Still quite busy, so this will have to wait a bit No problem Lee. I think the Mote team being busy is quite a good thing Regarding Mote, the choice has been made, so it's just a matter of knowing what made people who took real time to think it over judge SQL would be easier to grasp, as it see...
by JML
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:32 am
Forum: MapTool
Topic: Trying to modify a framework to add hidden rolls
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Trying to modify a framework to add hidden rolls

Tyshalle wrote:And should it be "self" or "self,dm"?

You've got the list of the roll options here: [wiki]Category:Display Roll Option[/wiki]
by JML
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: MapTool
Topic: RPTools "next" Git Repository
Replies: 83
Views: 8254

Re: RPTools "next" Git Repository

Glad to see things are still evolving here, even if it's still far over my head by now. Thanks for your work.

Sadly I won't be able to help until something can be user tested :cry:
by JML
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

On the reference to NoSQL solutions, we think it's overkill to expose one for the needs of a framework designer. Which seems to imply you (Mote team) think SQL will be much easier to grasp for beginners than a document store DB for instance (yes, I did a little homework lately, hopping that I'd be ...
by JML
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

I am assuming that the reason MOTE wants a database, is to enable third-party hosting. That probably means MySql, since that seems to be the most popular database offering from small independent Web Hosting companies in the UK. Good point I didn't even think of… which is why I'm asking you guys. Wa...
by JML
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

What exactly do you mean by not SQL? Did you have any databases in mind? I mean another DB model as in NoSQL, with no specific product in mind as my knowledge is really shallow. I'm just wondering what DB model would be more suitable for framework coders. I'm not thinking of Mote/MapTool developper...
by JML
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

Two thoughts by now: ⋅ Not making a choice, that is, giving choice between different DB looks like a very bad idea if you hope for easy frameworks and plugins interaction How will framework A interact with plugin B if they don't use the same DB ? And who will want to learn x number of quer...
by JML
Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

Enoch wrote:Access still uses SQL statements, and there are a lot of people using Access that have no clue how to program anything beyond some basic VBA stuff.

Good example. Anyone else having this kind of experience who cares to share ?
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

AM, your concurrency concerns seem perfectly sound. But as you and Dracones pointed out, MapTool's frameworks' technical needs will surely be quite low. This could open up opportunities. On the other hand, frameworks' DB will probably not have hundreds of tables, and reordering them may not be as mu...
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

It's a problem in the real world because newer programmers often treat databases as "dump in data, don't worry about it" because it takes so much data for performance to become a problem. Surely frameworks won't need terabytes But beginners will surely create a table, and then two others,...
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Mote] Tools to make tools
Replies: 29
Views: 2301

Re: [Mote] Tools to make tools

Thanks for the replies guys. As I think it's becoming a thread hack I created a new one here.
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Mote/MapTool: Thoughts on a DB choice

My thoughts on a DB choice obviously became a thread hacking in Wolph's Mote wish list . So I take it here on it's own. To summarize, I perfectly understand SQL is the easiest way for the development team to give access to a data base system to the framework coders, but I'm wondering if it suits bes...
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Mote] Tools to make tools
Replies: 29
Views: 2301

Re: [Mote] Tools to make tools

My thought is any db is better than no db. I'd even use MySQL. Given no other choice I'd have to fully agree. I'm only wondering if there's really no other choice. Having a central db solves a lot of problems with sharing and moving data around that MT's current config experiences. One thing is spe...
by JML
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Mote] Tools to make tools
Replies: 29
Views: 2301

Re: [Mote] Tools to make tools

[meta thinking on] My point being, if people want to learn, they'll try to learn regardless of the method, and the results depend upon the person. True if you get no other choice than learning, otherwise some will give up. How many will, heavily depends on the learning curve steepness and means to ...

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