Monday, October 10, 2011

# Convert Access to SQL Server and then to .Net #

Upsize to SQL Server 2005 or 2008, easily repeated conversions, highly accurate SQL query translation, Then convert to .Net forms and reports in Reporting Services  This is what Andy's MUST upsizer does for you, read about it here

Making your Access Database more Efficient by Peter Vogel

When Peter wrote this column, he said that speeding up a database was his most lucrative consulting project task. Of course he always went for the easy target, too much data was being retrieved. But its not that easy. Have a read...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Chronology Of Early Days of Apple

Here is early history of Apple. It shows that Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak were visionaries long before a graphics monitor came along. 

Just for perspective and because I never purchased a Mac, here is the early history of the IBM PC.  Trust me, the XT was slow and you were forever shuffling floppy disks. The AT was quite usable, we started running quite a bit of mining software on it when it came out. Our IT manager who liked Vax Mini computers at 500k a pop was not too pleased. The users won out in the end, the Vax was then only used for Accounting and the mining guys switched to PC's and Unix boxes for large scale graphics processing. This was late in the 1980's. At this stage I started programming with Informix 4GL, a programming language not unlike Visual Basic for Applications inside MS Access.