I've been a home computer Microsoft Basic , and I got my first paid programming gigs in Microsoft , Microsoft Access, and . I have seen the future of programming, my friends, and it is terrible CRUD apps running on boxes!developer for decades now. I weaned myself on various flavors of
Of course, we went on to buildin .NET. That's a big reason it's still as fast as it is. So one of the most frequently …
…programmer because I had Hypercard. Shortly after that it was Filemaker and Microsoft Access. These tools let me connect with data and display it in different ways without convincing a programmer to work with me. It was plenty to learn the fundamentals.
I haven't seen a UI course that starts with a tool like Filemaker. And Hypercard doesn't even exist anymore.
If I was designing an introductory interface design course, I think I would start with this kind of tool. Something …
I'm doing some work with somebody who wants to kind of rebuild it an all Microsoft Access system that they have that has kind of accumulated over 10 years.
If I were naïve about this, I would market myself to them as a coder, and say: "I'm going to rewrite your code to be Web based instead of using Microsoft Access." Instead, my positioning is "I'm a business consultant, we're going to look at what you have currently and see where we can optimize and …
…by Colin Casey . In his own words - "I had to do a lot of work with MS Access databases at my previous job and I found that the options for interacting with these databases programatically on the platform left a lot to be desired. was beginning to make development on Windows a lot less painful so, using that interpreter and a pure driver, I created a adapter for working with MS Access files."
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…teach the how and why of dynamic development by building out a full-featured blogging system using Microsoft Access and. Learn how to connect to the ColdFusion server through RDS, build out record sets using the bindings panel, and create a full admin interface for the blog—all in one hour. All of this will be accomplished using 's built-in database functionality and tools you already have at your disposal.
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…found it. Even more so after coming from, , C, and (shudder) some MS Access coding. Right around when I was finishing college I started attending meetings and some hackfests. This is where I met . We got along great, especially with coding.
I think I attended all but the first Orlando Ruby Tuesday, November 14th meeting I gave a presentation on using …and occasionally gave presentations. On the
…the cloud and really started to realize the full vision, similar to PowerBuilder or Microsoft Access for the cloud.
Sean: Tell us a little bit about the open source project and the choice to develop using community involvement.
Chris: I should say first that my last company, Persistence Software, was a proprietary company, and we took that public and then sold it, so I kind of know the drill on the proprietary side. When I came to the open source world, I found that everything I …
…is a different paradigm from traditional databases like MySQL, Oracle, MS Access, MS SQL Server, etc. Non-relational databases are interesting to me as I think they might be applicable to some of our client projects. My notes:
Uses map reduce instead
When considering scaling out - think about "CAP" - you can pick any two of the following but you can never achieve 100% of all three:
C onsistency: ensuring that data on multiple database servers are consistent …
…MySQL table created ready with permissions, etc. that will end up holding the data from the combined . mdb files.
Step 1: Extracting the Schema
One important thing to note about my situation is that all the . mdb files have the same schema. Knowing this, I was able to simply find a random . mdb file and base my MySQL schema on this.
I have my . mdb files stored in a shared directory and so within my Rake task I used the following code to grab the first one (I'm sure there is a …