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SQLite alter table

SQLite is a small, powerful embedded database. A friend of mine started using it about six years ago. Some years ago it comes also on top of  Python 2.5. It is used inside FileMaker Bento: its ultra customized model is based on a big sqllite db DropBox client, to store its internal state iPhone: stores your SMS and …

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Asus EEE-PC better then Mac Air?

Finally I managed to buy a Asus EEE PC 700  this week. I would thanks a lot Next Store and its kindly clerks, which I will prefer in future to Mediaword :)If you are at Milan and you plan to buy it, Next Store is a good choice. There are a lot of sites and …

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iPhone programming

iPhone Open Application Development
 By Jonathan A. Zdziarski
 First Edition  March 2008
 Pages: 280
 ISBN 10: 0-596-51855-2 | ISBN 13: 9780596518554

Javascript and Smalltalk

There is a future for SmallTalk? I was a very strong fan of the SmallTalk language, but in the last five years I have seen more and more contraction of its usage in the IT field. The OLPC project, which uses also Squeak Smalltalk and its done by the core team fo Squeak, is not …

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Dynamic languages troubles

I have read http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/chandler-failure and I think it is very danger way of exposing concepts.

In the article pointed out, the quite dead Chandler project is compared to the multi-billion Eclipse project. And then a too easy analysis is done against dynamic languages, where Java is the absolute winner.

I will try to fix some of the things said there, and to add also my two cents here :)

Will Zend slash rubyonrails?

Let the Zend Framework introduce itself as a Borg would do:  "Hi dear RubyOnRails. Hi all. I am the Zend Framework, a small work (about  5 tons of code) done by IBM and Zend to destroy you. You think php is not able to build big project?… do you? So you have dared to develop …

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oracle mass table drop

Sometimes I need to build a small script to delete a huge set of tables of a schema. In Oracle is easy to do it, using the meta tables "all_tables", "all_views", and "all_sequences": select  'drop table ' || table_name || ' cascade constraints;'    from all_tables where owner='protoss' and  table_name not like 'BIN%';select  'drop view …

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Advanced Bash Scripting

Is it amazing things you can do with a simple Bourne Again Shell  (bash). I have just discovered you can open socket using a small redirection syntax, and emulate small checks you normally do with curl or wget. The bash shell manual is always poor about examples, and this is very very sad. In my …

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Software Trends1

Software trends is a new set of small article I will write.
In this small pices I will sketch out the trends of the Software Industry related to web developmenet.
Let’s give a look at the October 2006