[UPHPU] OT: Utah MySQL Users Group?
John David Anderson
uphpu at johndavidanderson.net
Wed Aug 30 14:46:03 MDT 2006
On Aug 30, 2006, at 2:04 PM, Jon Jensen wrote:
>>> Well, I hope this email helps clarify the confusion on
>> databases, MS
>>> SQL 2k5 is the top choice.
>> Anyone with any sense uses Paradox.
> Meh. Real experts use Excel...
Yeah, but only on tables they need super tricky stuff like SUM,
AVERAGE, and the like. That stuff is like 5NF, and with everyone
offering solutions like mySQL and postgres, I really didn't think we
were speaking on that sort of level.
I've found that using Excel and Paradox in conjunction is pure bliss.
How right you are, though.
> Just set up an ODBC DSN for your excel file
> and you can access it within your ASP web applications using ADO.
> It makes
> for an extremely portable and highly customizable database system,
> everybody has MS Excel. Not only that, but you can do all sorts of
> that you can't do with a RDBMS, such as change the font/color of
And as well all know, row colors and borders are so in for web 2.0. I
mean, any tag cloud or folksonomy needs to be driven by some sort of
(winning) combination of Excel and/or Paradox. An important feature
in any *true* database engine, used by a *true* web development
platform (that is, ASP, duh).
Well put. Thanks for a balanced view: I stand corrected.
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