Squidhead Swims On

I’ve done three updates to Squidhead since the last time I blogged about it. Two of them were pretty major so I figured I would squawk some more about it.

First, I haven’t forgotten about adding support for other DBMS’s other than Microsoft SQL. I haven’t done it, but I have re-architected Squidhead slightly to make it a bit more possible to do so down the road. There’s one more step I need to take to open that up, which is focusing on primary key’s rather than identity. I know it should work, but I’m just not ready to pull the trigger on it.

Second, I’ve added quite a few features around the main unique feature of Squidhead, stored procedures. The whole focus of Squidhead is pulling in user created stored procedures and creating the ColdFusion code to support them. The recent changes I made allow Squidhead to properly handle store procedures that return multiple result sets. Alternately it can handle multiple output parameters, from the stored procedures.

Third, I’ve got a Build a Blog in 15 minutes presentation in the works. It’s a respectful homage, to Joe Rinehart’s
YouTube presentation on ModelGlue. I figure it’s effective in getting the feature set across, and appropriate since Joe’s presentation got me into code generation and frameworks in the first place.

Finally, I have a pretty good idea of what’s coming down the pike for Squidhead. Before I add support for other DBMS, I’m going to try and flush out the feature set, so as to avoid writing multiple versions in tandem. I prefer to port over the full version to other databases. My current list of updates includes support for foreign and primary keys. I’m also looking to add some form validation. That being said, if anyone has any thoughts, I’m very open to them.

2 thoughts on “Squidhead Swims On

  1. You know I have been on this boat since day one. I am yet to see the kind of execution times produced by Stored Procedures using other methods. Simply, lightening fast!!! Good work Terry, keep it up 🙂


  2. I did not know that Robby, but I’m glad to know it now.

    To be fair I feel like I need to point out that queries with cfqueryparam often execute as fast as stored procs, and with caching you can get better performance still.

    But I still prefer stored procedures.


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