Archive for March, 2006

Mar 13 2006

Bar Camp, Code Camp

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I met some of the Bar Camp guys: http://barcamp.org/ at ETech last week: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/etech/ and mentioned Code Camp to them: http://blogs.msdn.com/trobbins/archive/2004/12/12/280181.aspx These two non-conferences seem to have a lot in common, though one is vaguely MS-centric (it was briefly known as MSDN Code Camp) with the other isn’t. Brian Button is putting together a Code […]

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Mar 13 2006

SQL Server Log Shipping Fragility

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In a customer production system, we use MS SQL Server 2000 “log shipping” extensively to offload reporting DB load to secondary servers… a common use of the technology. This generally works very well, most of the time. We’ve noticed, though, that it can be somewhat fragile, in that it is easy to inadventantly run a […]

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Mar 12 2006

Sea change in Web vs. Desktop Development

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In the late 1990s, I rushed in to web-app development with a million other developers, following the demand. At the time I accepted that it took more work to get a web app working than a desktop app, using the tools of the era. But looking at Ruby / Rails and TurboGears: http://www.turbogears.org/preview/docs/tutorials/eajaxtg/paper.html It strikes […]

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Mar 12 2006

Switched to WordPress

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After a few years of using a barely-maintained homegrown CMS / weblog engine, I’ve switched to WordPress 2.0. Through a few hours of tedious migration work, most of the old content has been preserved. Moreover, a set of Apache directives like this:

makes all (or very nearly all) of the old URLs still […]

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Mar 10 2006

The BAG is up for adoption

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In the years since I setup the BDE Alternatives Guide, my work has taken me in other directions, leaving me little time to keep it up to date. So the BAG is now up for “adoption”; for details, visit the site. Update: Noone adopted it.

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