Stories from people who have used Rose to help them succeed.
I've built philpapers.org around Rose. PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of the modern literature in philosophy. It gets about 100,000 hits per day, so performance was a concern. Rose hasn't disappointed me on this score, especially when using it with a shared memory cache. I also found that it had more of the features I needed out-of-the-box than Class::DBI.
-- David Bourget 13:29, 7 Aug 2009 (EDT)
I was given an opportunity to build a site from the ground up. In the past I had written all my own SQL, putting common queries in my own modules. I was looking to try and build an entire application using ORM. At my full time job I had started using Rose::DB to model a Oracle database. While this project is still on-going, I could see the benefits of using the framework.
The final product is a site that uses Rose::DB for all DB transactions. I haven't written one line of SQL, but I like the fact that it's easy to do if I happen to run into a situation I need to. The process has gone so well that I have begun to implement Rose::HTML::Form into the application also. The Rose framework is put together intelligently and is extremely easy to extend, allowing the developer to choose exactly how they will implement Rose.
The TripsAndGetaways site: TripsAndGetaways
--Kevin McGrath 09:54, 18 Aug 2007 (EST)
Some time ago my client asked me to make some changes on the CMS page I've built for him in Apache::ASP. During our discussions we both decided that the page needed a general overhaul. I suggested migrating to tableless layout based on CSS. Moreover, my client wanted to make the CMS engine more flexible. It was clear that I would need some ORM tool.
Due to my interest in Catalyst I wanted to use some ORM that would work within Catalyst. I tried Class::DBI, but it was missing many features I needed. Next I tried DBIx::Class, but I had some troubles with hierarchical structures stored in one table. Moreover, both engines were rather slow. There was a talk on #dbix-class, where John Siracusa (author and maintainer of RDBO) gave me few pieces of advice - and encouraged to use Rose::DB::Object.
Thanks to the flexibility and efficiency of RDBO I completed my task; having more fun than troubles. I have to mention that I had a lot of help from John! He was very eager to help solve any problem or feature request - not only in regard of RDBO ;-)
To be honest, this is not the story of some webpage success - I gained a lot more than a just changing my client's page :-). I learned a lot, and also learned just how much there is left to learn. I also noticed that sharing experiences between developers is the key to building good software. You can often meet John on #dbix-class, or Matt S. Trout (active developer of DBIx::Class) on #rdbo.
If you want, see the mentioned page (it is in Polish).
--Maciej "Bruno" Kopias-Czekay 02:43, 11 Feb 2006 (PST)