Monthly Archives: August 2010

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mysql gui database management

I very rarely blog about an application, however sometimes there is an app or two that make my life and job a lot easier to manager. I use a lot of mysql databases, and managing them is something I like to, lets say…not do.
I simply don’t like navigating through databases and tables from the mysql command line editor, and I really hate the PHP gui tool that it comes with…its just so cumbersome. I’ve been using navicat of late, but I hate the idea that I have to pay for it. I mean lets face it, why the heck would you want to pay for a tool that manages an open-source application! Its irony at its greatest. So in my early morning googling, I stumbled across a diamond among the db management tools.
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oracle reporting through ruby

As the cobwebs fill up on my blog just in time for spring, I thought it may best to clean it up and put some fresh stuff…So reporting is a kind of a big deal at these big corporations. Seems like there is always someone higher in the food chain who wants a spreadsheet to tell them what you’re actually doing, and if you’re hitting your targets. As annoying and cumbersome as it may be, it’s very important that you produce and provide statistics that are accurate, and up to date, so I’ve got a quick solution that will make any boss somewhat happy…
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