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developerWorks: Build a Perl/CGI Voting System

Jun 06, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Allan Peda)

"It's no secret that software is becoming increasingly complex and that we are seeing additional layers added to systems in an effort to keep software components modular. The primary result should be that these systems are now easier to maintain and more scalable, yet sometimes these techniques are simply overkill that results in over-designed software. In other cases, developers choose an overly complex but well-known technology rather than investigate a simpler but less familiar alternative.

"After all, if all one has is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail..."

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