Today it became necessary to deploy Oracle XE on a new SuSE system. This did not seem a big deal; we had already deployed a version of Oracle 10g XE on SuSE 10.2 quite…

I have just started working with Django,  building an example application to find my way through the framework.  Django seems to be more dynamic than I expected and the web is full of  answers to questions I almost asked but help in no way at all.…

On Friday, we were asked to review a technical problem a neighbour was experiencing. It turned out that a MySQL server had somehow corrupted its data-file during a power-cycle. Although the user thought they had…

When working with an SQL database, especially in a development  environment, it is easy to lose track of which databases are in which  instance. MySQL has a really convenient way of listing its databases with…