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Entries from February 2009

EntitySpaces 2009 Announces Support for SQL Anywhere

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Though I am not a fan of ORMS, I thought this news deserved some mention. The EntitySpaces team has announced support for SQL Anywhere. EntitySpaces provides a “persistancs layer and business objects for Microsoft .Net”. From my brief scan of their website, it looks like they compete with LINQ, offering a simpler, more friendly object [...]

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Automated Database Backups

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

Having a backup and recovery process in place is critical if you care about your data. The following is a simple event I created to automate backups for the SQL Anywhere database running on the blog server: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 [...]

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Tags: Development · SQL Anywhere

WordPress 2.7 Upgrade Issues – Performance

February 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

So, last week I *thought* I was ready for WP 2.7. It turns out there were a few things that I had to work through to get things working smoothly. Specifically, performance was terrible when I first activated the blog. 1) User Facing Blog Performance The first thing I noticed when moving my blog live [...]

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Tags: WordPress

WP 2.7 Upgrade Complete

February 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve completed upgrading this blog to WordPress 2.7. Assuming nothing bad happens over the next few days, I will upgrade the rest of the blogs on the site as well. Everything went pretty smooth. I had to make a slight adjustment to the database schema (adding a default value for post_content), and make a couple [...]

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GIS – A Whole New World

February 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As a leader in the mobile database applications arena, SQL Anywhere has a lot to offer (see link for details). With the prevalence of GPS devices and location based services in consumer devices, it seems logical that mobile business applications integrating with location information are coming. Hence, my education in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) begins. [...]

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Tags: GIS · Spatial