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News20 All Too Common Coding Pitfalls For Beginners PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 12:31 
NewsBiggest Windows Phone 8 Feature? Could be C++ PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 12:30 
GeneralRe: Biggest Windows Phone 8 Feature? Could be C++ PinmemberLloyd Atkinson11-Nov-12 13:44 
GeneralRe: Biggest Windows Phone 8 Feature? Could be C++ Pinmemberenhzflep11-Nov-12 19:59 
GeneralRe: Biggest Windows Phone 8 Feature? Could be C++ Pinmembered welch12-Nov-12 7:04 
NewsZen Coding in Visual Studio 2012 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 12:30 
NewsJim Gray on Data Management: Past, Present, and Future [PDF] PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 12:29 
GeneralRe: Jim Gray on Data Management: Past, Present, and Future [PDF] PinmemberVivic11-Nov-12 16:10 
The author wrote:
 
"If there was an error in a transaction, it was not detected until that evening’s run against the master file, and the transaction might take several days to correct. More significantly, the business did not know the current state of the database – so transactions were not really processed until the next morning. Solving these two problems required the next evolutionary step, online systems. This step also made it much easier to write applications."
 
In one site, the COBOL programs written for an IBM-compatible mainframe were 4 pages long, including file descriptions.
 
The on-line programs using a DBMS ran to 110 pages without any file descriptions that were simply INCLUDEd during compile time.
 
On-line systems made it much easier to write applications?
 
They must have some high-quality weed up in Washington state!
GeneralRe: Jim Gray on Data Management: Past, Present, and Future [PDF] PinmemberVivic11-Nov-12 16:21 
NewsFear of Macros PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 11:06 
NewsRemember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 11:05 
GeneralRe: Remember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens Pinmemberlewax0011-Nov-12 12:17 
GeneralRe: Remember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens PinmemberZac Greve11-Nov-12 13:59 
NewsMicrosoft details its strategy for compiling Windows Phone apps in the cloud PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 11:05 
NewsEvil, or why Douglas Crockford is harmful to Free Software PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 11:04 
GeneralRe: Evil, or why Douglas Crockford is harmful to Free Software PinmemberZac Greve11-Nov-12 14:11 
NewsDon’t trust a password management system you design yourself! PinstaffTerrence Dorsey11-Nov-12 11:04 
NewsWhy Romney's Orca killer app beached on Election Day PinmemberMichael Bergman10-Nov-12 13:39 
GeneralRe: Why Romney's Orca killer app beached on Election Day Pinmemberenhzflep11-Nov-12 2:44 
NewsMicrosoft Research demos real-time speech translation PinmemberRavi Bhavnani9-Nov-12 1:48 
NewsTarnished Silver: Assessing the new king of stats PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Nov-12 15:33 
GeneralRe: Tarnished Silver: Assessing the new king of stats PinmemberMichael Bergman10-Nov-12 16:50 
GeneralRe: Tarnished Silver: Assessing the new king of stats PinmemberEddy Vluggen10-Nov-12 23:21 
NewsA non-traditional "Hello World" app with Windows 8 PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Nov-12 10:42 
NewsWindows Store app Development Snack: The vastness of CPU time PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Nov-12 10:42 

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