Category Archives: Databases

1 jul

ColdFusion in Todays Web World – Railo

***, Architecture, CMS, ColdFusion, Databases, Internet, Rants

I was having a conversation with someone over the phone about ColdFusion and I received a pretty surprising comment, “ColdFusion, is that still around?” Jokingly of-course, but you would be surprised at how much ColdFusion still exists in today’s web … Continue reading

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20 may

Run Your Own Cloud Server Locally, Internally, or Publicly – ownCloud

***,, Apple, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Databases, DIY, Google, Internet, Microsoft, Windows

There are tons of Cloud Services out there that you can go out and sign up for free, download, and have a blast with. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Amazon have all jumped on board (the four horsemen). … Continue reading

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9 dec

Setting up a Foreign Key with PHPMYADMIN

*, Databases

It’s basic, but many may benefit.

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18 oct

Explaining CakePHP – Overall Whiteboard View

***, Architecture, CakePHP, Databases, Design, Internet, Linux, Office

I was explaining and teaching someone CakePHP the other day. Naturally, a whiteboard gets used to share the overall view of the system. The specific version was CakePHP 1.2. And since I did this work, I thought I should share … Continue reading

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22 sep

How Has Facebook Scaled? Largest PHP / MySQL Site

***, Architecture, Databases, Facebook, Hardware, Internet, Twitter

Facebook has far proven to become the largest PHP and MySQL site on the internet. But don’t let it fool you, there are many systems that comprise in Facebooks world, and Java, C++, and other languages all play a part … Continue reading

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1 jul

Developers: Application Programmers vs Software Engineers

.NET MVC, **, Architecture, CakePHP, Databases, Hacking, Hardware, Java, Rants

I feel that there are very large differences between particular types of roles in the Information Technology world. It’s often times confused and misrepresented, so I’d like to clear this particular comparison up a little bit. There are many people … Continue reading

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24 jun

Memcached – Very Fast In-Memory Cache

**, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Databases, Internet

Replicated, single write, multiple read databases are all over the place. Indexed information across databases that keep most of it’s data in active RAM and can queue up data even before its going to be read is the basis of … Continue reading

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4 jun

IBM to Purchase SoftLayer – Internet Hosting Company

***, Architecture, Cloud Computing, Clusters, Companies, Databases, Design, Hardware, History, Internet, Linux, News, Site Related

I have hosted through SoftLayer for some time now, even before the name was SoftLayer, The Planet, and Rack Shack. Well today, SoftLayer was purchased by IBM, which means, now all of my hosting accounts are owned by IBM. Amazing … Continue reading

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29 may

IT Demand Incredibly High – Not just the USA

***, Architecture, Companies, Databases, Internet, Microsoft, Office, Programming, Rants

I got the chance to check out the Microsoft and Oracle buildings in Romania, check out the scenes, and take some pictures (below). I also got a chance to talk to an IT professional here over a 3 hour game … Continue reading

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27 mar

The Real Deal with Machine Performance in IT

***, Companies, Databases, Electronics, Hardware, Rants

I have done contract work at many places and it seems that a common theme exists. Save pennies, take them from the hardware, the workstations, the servers, the lunch breaks, the travel, and the vacation. But so many people get … Continue reading

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