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GeneralRe: Biggest Windows Phone 8 Feature? Could be C++ Pin
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NewsZen Coding in Visual Studio 2012 Pin
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NewsJim Gray on Data Management: Past, Present, and Future [PDF] Pin
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GeneralRe: Jim Gray on Data Management: Past, Present, and Future [PDF] Pin
Vivic11-Nov-12 17:10
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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!
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NewsRemember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens Pin
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GeneralRe: Remember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens Pin
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GeneralRe: Remember TI-84 calculators? They’re finally getting color screens Pin
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NewsMicrosoft details its strategy for compiling Windows Phone apps in the cloud Pin
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