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22 February 2016
22 February 2016

Siebel CRM Part 2: Initial Upgrade and Setup of an Amazon Instance

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A Siebel CRM upgrade project typically consists of numerous iterations even before the actual development and bug fixes take effect. It is wise to follow the age old adage “measure twice, cut once”. It makes practical sense not to upgrade the development instance until the upgrade team is absolutely sure of the upgrade process itself, since there will be slight… Read more
17 May 2013
17 May 2013

Some “Laws” of Software Development

Despite all the advances in software tools, there seem to be several enduring truths about software development. By understaning these 'laws', Ziv's law, Humphrey's Law and Conway's Law, for example, you can remove some of the mystery of the process. Al Noel discusses these and other laws that seem to apply generally to the art of programming.… Read more
30 January 2013
30 January 2013

Database Deployment Challenges

Traditionally, Database Deployment is a process that isn't associated with smiles, bonhomie and tranquility. There are a number of challenges that make the task more difficult. Alex reviews the common techniques for deploying new databases and upgrading existing ones, and their flaws, and argues the advantages of an automated, incremental, script-based approach to deployments… Read more
03 September 2012
03 September 2012

Deploying a simple database application to AWS and other cloud services

So how easy are you going to find putting websites in the Cloud? We decided to ask Bud, who has loads of IT experience, but is a stranger to the cloud, to create a minimal 'Hello world', LightSwitch application and attempt to deploy it; first to Amazon Web Services, then Elastichost and finally to Windows Azure. He documented the struggle.… Read more
23 March 2010
23 March 2010

Mapping Your Data with Bing Maps and SQL Server 2008

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Jonas Stawski takes you, step by step, through a sample project that demonstrates how to create an application that can get GeoSpatial coordinate data for addresses within a SQL Server database, and then use that data to locate those addresses on a Bing Map on a website as pushpins, either grouped or ungrouped: And there is full source-code too, in the speech-bubble.… Read more
14 January 2010
14 January 2010

Social Networking at Professional Events

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Dr. Masha Petrova compresses, into a small space, much good advice on networking with other professional people. She draws from her own experience as a technical expert to provide a detailed checklist of things you should and shouldn't do at conferences or tradeshows to be a successful 'networker'. As usual, she delivers sage advice with a dash of humour.… Read more