Administrator, Architect & Developer

In addition to being a Microsoft SQL Server DBA (database administrator), architect, and developer, Dr. Bisconti is an X-DBA (database x-administrator), architect, and developer in the following databases:

4th Dimension, ADABAS, Adabas D, Alpha Five, Apache Cassandra, Apache Derby, Aster Data, Altibase, BlackRay, CA-Datacom, Clarion, Clustrix, CSQL, CUBRID, Daffodil database, DataEase, Database Management Library, Dataphor, DB2, DB2/2, dBase, Derby aka Java DB, Empress Embedded Database, EXASolution, EnterpriseDB, eXtremeDB, FileMaker Pro, Firebird, Foxpro, Greenplum, GroveSite, H2, Helix database, HSQLDB, IBM DB2, IBM Lotus Approach, IBM DB2 Express-C, IDMS, IMS, Infobright, Informix, Ingress, InterBase, InterSystems Caché, GT.M, Linter, MariaDB, MaxDB, MemSQL, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Jet Database Engine (part of Microsoft Access), Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server Express, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Mimer SQL, mizanSQL, MonetDB, MongoDB, mSQL, MySQL, Netezza, NexusDB, NonStop SQL, Openbase, OpenLink Virtuoso (Open Source Edition), OpenLink Virtuoso Universal Server, OpenOffice.org Base, Oracle, Oracle Rdb for OpenVMS, Panorama, Paradox, Quattro Pro, Pervasive PSQL, Polyhedra, PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Advanced Server, Progress, Progress Software, RDM Embedded, RDM Server, The SAS system, SAND CDBMS, SAP HANA, SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP Sybase IQ, SQL Anywhere (formerly known as Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere and Watcom SQL), ScimoreDB, SmallSQL, solidDB, SQLBase, SQLite, Sybase, Sybase Advantage Database Server, Teradata, TimesTen, txtSQL, UDB, Unisys RDMS 2200, UniData, UniVerse, Vectorwise, Vertica, VMDS

What Makes A Good Computer Program?

There are many things that make a good computer program. I should know because I’ve been writing programs for decades. I just want to mention one. A good computer program is:

A program that, when it has a problem, does not require you to jump through hoops to fix it. That is, you shouldn’t have to follow 20 steps, or even 10, to get the program fixed.

If you have a program like that:

Get rid of it.

AOL Desktop 10.1 Versus AOL Desktop 9.7

On my netbook (“small laptop”), AOL Desktop 10.1 is a thousand times better than the newer AOL Desktop 9.7. The version number confusion is due to the fact that the two software represent two different subfamilies of AOL’s desktop software. One advantage of 10.1 is that it gives you more space to view and type emails. Another is automatic signature insertion and, another, automatic cursor positioning. I could go on.

In conclusion, I don’t know why AOL even bothered with 9.7.