It's nearly 35 years now that I have been in the software production and integration business! As an IT consultant, I have witnessed the inner workings of many types of businesses that claim to have a working software development and integration division. I am still regularly surprised how some of the most venerable banks (actually, they are all scum) and public organizations accountable to tax-payers hap-hazardly fail to functional software in this day and age, when we already have so much cumulative experience to learn from.
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MySQL - a cheap and cheerful open-source database. But if you have the money and you want real performance, scalability and control, then Oracle should be your first choice.
Useful tricks to get the most of this Reporting tool
Joomla Components and documentation
My collection of HowTo's on Linux. My favourite Linux Distribution is Gentoo www.gentoo.org for servers and Sabayon www.sabayonlinux.org for desktop machines and laptops.
Approaches and code for SSIS 2005 - the ginger-haired stepchild of Microsoft
Evil things that you can do with an evil O/S.
Practical Extraction and Report Language, initially designed for processing text, but now used for nearly everything. It is the language that glues the Internet together. Above all, it is a joy to use.
Grizzly experiences from using an Oracle Database.