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Entries from May 2008

TED.com is cool

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

If you haven’t seen this site, you should check it out. TED.com is a site containing presentations and information from the TED conferences (Technology, Entertainment, Design). The top representatives from a variety of fields present short (usually less than 20 minutes) talks about their area of expertise. There is a lot of good stuff there. [...]

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Full Text Searching a Wikipedia Database

May 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In my previous article, I explained how I downloaded an XML dump of the wikipedia articles and built a SQL Anywhere database with the data. In order to test version 11, I created a full text index on the title and article data and populated the index: CREATE TEXT INDEX "wikidex" ON "DBA"."wikipedia" ( "title","details" [...]

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Tags: Development · SQL Anywhere

Building a Blog – Implementation Part II

May 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

At the end of my last post regarding blog creation, I had gotten to the point of creating the WordPress blog based on SQL Anywhere. Unfortunately, the admin. console didn’t work and I couldn’t post or view my new blog. The problem was the MySQL-specific syntax used in the WordPress code. Fortunately, SQL Anywhere has [...]

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Tags: Development · SQL Anywhere · WordPress