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Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted May 31, 2012 7:17 UTC (Thu) by tuxino (guest, #84530)
In reply to: Accounting systems: a rant and a quest by nybble41
Parent article: Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

I forgot to put a simley somewhere...

Haskell is a problem _for me_ simply because I don't know it :-)
Seriously, though, I was thinking about the popularity of the language the ERP is written in and the ease of finding a developer to customize and maintain it.
This is probably a moot point, though, as the software publisher would probably be glad to receive money for this type of work :)

Text files don't seem to me like the best storage format for accounting data. RDBMS with ACID compliance where written for a reason, weren't they ? :)


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Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted May 31, 2012 15:09 UTC (Thu) by nybble41 (subscriber, #55106) [Link]

> Text files don't seem to me like the best storage format for accounting data. RDBMS with ACID compliance where written for a reason, weren't they ? :)

Well, I was thinking that it's a lot easier to recover data from plain text file if something happens to go wrong. However, ACID compliance is also important, particularly if there are multiple users. Perhaps an RDBMS for active storage, and plain text for backups?

Accounting systems: a rant and a quest

Posted Jun 1, 2012 12:04 UTC (Fri) by tuxino (guest, #84530) [Link]

That's what happens, in a way, when you schedule a database dump as part of a backup strategy.

Oh, and let's not forget things like foreign key constraints, stored procedures, views and other goodies, which are quite helpful when implementing accounting systems or any other similar application.


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