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Iron Rules

IF memory servers me correctly (and I believe it does), great database administrators have a saying that goes, “Normalize, normalize, normalize.” By which they mean that you should apply at least the first three rules of normalization to your database … Continue reading

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In My Craft or Sullen Art

WHEN writers get desperate, they can always fall back on the “unrelated-work-of-art” ploy. What you do is take some book that you’ve been reading and write about how it relates to the real topic. The goal is to say the … Continue reading

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In Defense of VBA

IT’S amusing to read the trade press these days. Netscape, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle would have you believe that they speak for the average desktop computer user. That’s right, Scott McNealy of Sun knows what the average business and home … Continue reading

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Helping Out

I occasionally get invited to present at some of the developer-oriented conferences that are put on over the course of a year. While I don’t get paid for these presentations, it’s a free trip to somewhere interesting, access to some … Continue reading

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Get Ready for an Exciting New Year!

Let’s face it: Access 95 was a dud! While it had lots of promising new features (including replication, Visual Basic for Applications, form classes, and a 32-bit database engine) when it was released a bit more than a year ago, … Continue reading

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