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The Battle of the RDBMSs: SQL Server 2000 Versus Oracle 9i (Part 2)
By Rob Hawthorne
Jun 28, 2002

Database expert Rob Hawthorne explores the beginnings of both Microsoft and the SQL Server database as part of his series comparing SQL Server with Oracle 9i.

The Battle of the RDBMSs: SQL Server 2000 Versus Oracle 9i (Part 1)
By Rob Hawthorne
Jun 21, 2002
Database expert Rob Hawthorne explores the Oracle Corporation and Oracle RDBMSs, peeping into the beginnings of both the company and the very popular Oracle database. See how the RDBMS sprang from the CIA!
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.
SureSync Part 2: Installing and Configuring SureSync to Run As a Service
By Rob Hawthorne
Feb 8, 2002
Do you want SureSync to run as a service? In this second of a three-part series, Rob Hawthorne discusses its installation and configuration.
SureSync Part 3: Setting Up Your First SureSync Relation (Mirroring)
By Rob Hawthorne
Feb 8, 2002
In this third and final article on SureSync, expert Rob Hawthorne wraps up the discussion by detailing the setup of a Relation.
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.
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.
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 ...
Using Online Resources to Explore SQL Server 2000
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne discusses Books Online, which ships with SQL Server 2000. It is very comprehensive, and can help you with almost everything you need to know about the different ...
Using SQL Profiler to Find Errors
By Rob Hawthorne
Oct 5, 2001
In this excerpt from SQL Server 2000 Database Development From Scratch, author Rob Hawthorne tells you how SQL Profiler, as a problem-solving tool, can show you exactly what has been sent to the SQL Server by a client application.
SQL Server 2000 and the XDR Schema
By John Griffin
Sep 21, 2001
Schemas, Microsoft's version of XML schemas, create XML views of relational data which can then be queried via XPath expressions. This article looks at XDR Schemas and how they work with SQL Server 2000.
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.
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.
Variable Mangling in bash with String Operators
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
In this article, Pat Eyler shows two very useful versions of variable substitution in bash--pattern matching and substitution.
Functions and Aliases in bash
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Addicted to aliases? Maybe you should be investigating functions instead, says Pat Eyler.
Security Tools
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Make room in your toolkit. This article covers six security tools that every administrator ought to have.
The X Window System Startup
By Robert Napier
May 11, 2001
Although most Linux users make use of the X Window System, few understand how it gets started and where it can be configured. Robert Napier walks you through this "maze of twisty little passages" to get you comfortable exploring on your own.
Using Apache with SSL
By Robert Napier
May 11, 2001
One of the best additions that you can make to your server room is to include the Apache Web server on a Linux machine. In this article, Robert Napier explains how to build your own secure Apache server with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Welcome to Konqueror
By Robert Napier
May 11, 2001
The Konqueror browser is a powerful addition to KDE 2. Besides working as a filesystem browser and manager, Konqueror can act as an FTP client, a World Wide Web browser, an image viewer, and more. Learn here how to use its capabilities.

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