I had an argument with a client back in 2002 when I ran into problems writing his software and I blamed him for bad communication and he said that people like me did nothing more than adding inventory records and that we were database programmers and could not write real software.
And that was when I was just starting off with real-world programming.
I left my previous day-job because I was asked to program in .NET. If I were still working for them I would probably be making web pages right now.
And by the way, I still do work for the same client I had in 2002 and I still do not write database software.
The question being asked here, 'big iron' or 'free stuff' cannot be discerned by the choices. If I were to answer SQL Server 2005 how do you know which version I am using (Express vs. Enterprise/Professional/etc.)?
The same for Oracle. I happen to be using Oracle Express for now but the context of the answer does not agree with the choices to select from.
Agreed. I never remember if it is postgresql, postgresSQL or if I can just drop the SQL part completely. Good thing is my gentoo package manager has completion so typing postgre and then getting it to complete is enough.
I'm currently using 2005. I might move to SQL 2008 if we got the stable version. But I heard that the release date of SQL2008 will be delayed. And I'm not so sure whether we will get SQL 2008 express version or not.
Completely true. I use 2005 for all systems being built now, probably 2008 when it comes out, SqlExpress for practically every PoC that needs a DB, MySQL for anything *nix based and Java/Python too. I want to go back to FireBird. That is one blazingly fast DB. I'd suggest it to anyone that wants to try an open source alternative.
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That depends on the day of the week. I have 2 clients on mysql and one on SQL05. One of the mysql has to change to SQL05 sometime in the future but again "most" depends on the day, week, month.
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