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Accessing SQL 2000 via HTTP
By John Griffin
Oct 26, 2001
This sample chapter from XML and SQL Server discusses how the open-endedness of client/server architecture provides for enhanced extensibility. The HTTP protocol is examined for various ways to execute SQL statements against SQL Server.
Assigning Roles for Our Users in SQL Server 2000
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne discusses and defines SQL Server 2000's 10 basic database roles, which allow for different levels of access to the database.
Building a Linux-Driven Digital Picture Frame, Part 1
By Seth Fogie
Mar 18, 2005
If you want a digital picture frame, you can expect to pay anywhere between $300 and $2,000. In this article, Seth Fogie provides a very inexpensive ($50) alternative that can give you much the same effect, but for a fraction of the cost.
Building a Linux-Driven Digital Picture Frame, Part 2
By Seth Fogie
Mar 25, 2005
In part 2 of his series on converting an old laptop into a digital picture frame, Seth Fogie loads Linux and assembles the finished product.
Converting an IDE HD Mass Storage to SATA Storage in Linux
By A. Lizard
Nov 2, 2007
A.Lizard shows what it takes to outfit your Linux box with a new SATA-generation hard drive.
Creating an Index on Our Person Table to Increase Query Performance
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne tells you how to create an index on a Person table and how to use SQL Server 2000's execution plan.
Duct Tape and Design: Applying Extreme Programming to System Administration
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Just as system administration isn't all duct tape and chewing gum, extreme programming (XP) isn't just for cowboy coders, says Pat Eyler.
Enhanced Connectivity from SQL to SharePoint to Office
By J. Peter Bruzzese
Jul 12, 2010
Flexible dynamic data access is an impressive improvement to SharePoint 2010 that provides both read and write capabilities back to an external data source, like SQL, so that you can adjust data between Office, SharePoint and SQL. In this article we will show you how!
Filtering, Sorting, and Summarizing Data in Crystal Reports
By Neil FitzGerald, Bob Coates, James Edkins, Naisan Geula, Ryan Marples, Michael Voloshko
Sep 10, 2004
The beauty of Crystal Reports is its ability to translate data from your database into useful information, but getting it to do that can take some work. This chapter will help you get started.
Functions and Aliases in bash
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Addicted to aliases? Maybe you should be investigating functions instead, says Pat Eyler.
Getting Started with MSDE and VB .NET
By Rod Stephens
May 17, 2002
How can you build small multiuser applications inexpensively while preparing to scale up if your database needs increased performance? This article shows you how to use MSDE for these tasks.
GNOME Interview
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Pat Eyler interviews Jacob Berkman and Jamin Gray about GNOME 1.4 and new free software product releases.
In-Memory Optimization and the Buffer Pool Extension in SQL Server 2014
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
Jun 18, 2015
To take maximum advantage of the performance improvements that can be achieved from having your critical OLTP tables memory resident, Microsoft developed the In-Memory Optimization feature for SQL Server. Another feature introduced in SQL Server 2014 to take advantage of the lower costs and increased sizes of SSDs, is the Buffer Pool Extension feature. The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed discuss both of these exciting new features in this chapter.
Installing and Configuring TrueCrypt for Full Disk Encryption
By Randy Nash
Nov 24, 2008
Security expert Randy Nash describes how he deployed a FDE solution using the free, cross-platform, and open-source solution from TrueCrypt.
Oracle vs. SQL Server, Part 5 - Dissecting Oracle 9i
By Rob Hawthorne
Aug 30, 2002
See the pure power of this awarding-winning RDBMS by looking at the outstanding features and benefits that it has to offer you.
Oracle vs. SQL Server, Part 3 - A Closer Look at SQL Server
By Rob Hawthorne
Aug 2, 2002
Explore Microsoft's SQL Server 2000, looking at features and benefits of this relational database management system.
Oracle vs. SQL Server, Part 4 - The Softer Side of SQL Server 2000
By Rob Hawthorne
Aug 9, 2002
See the conclusion of Rob Hawthorne's review of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Microsoft's SQL Server 2000. And there's more on Oracle to come!
Pandora: An Open Console
By David Chisnall
Jun 2, 2009
David Chisnall looks at the OpenPandora project and considers what the impact of this handheld computing project is likely to be.
Performing General Administration Tasks in SQL Server 2000
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
Many database administration tasks can be done automatically with SQL Server 2000. In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne discusses the administrative tasks that can be automated by setting up ...
Preface to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed
By Ray Rankins, Paul Bertucci, Chris Gallelli, Alex T. Silverstein
May 26, 2015
The authors of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed introduce their book and discuss its intended audience, what the book covers, and conventions used in the book.

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