Book Review: MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide

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Book Review: MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide

The MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide, written by Paul DuBois, Stefan Hinz and Carsten Pedersen, is a must-read for individuals interested in obtaining MySQL certifications. It is designed to get you that title that you want. Currently, MySQL offers 2 certification titles — the MySQL Developer Certification and the MySQL Database Administrator Certification.

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing – 2: Why Outsourcing May Not Be for You

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing – 2: Why Outsourcing May Not Be for You

Offshore outsourcing is a brilliant business strategy for many businesses. Gartner analysts predict that offshore outsourcing will rise by 8.9% in 2008, and the trend will continue on to 2009. However, it is not (yet) a perfect solution to various business issues and requirements. Before engaging the services of vendors, whether by offshore or onshore outsourcing…

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing – 1: Why Outsourcing Will Work for Your Company

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing - 1: Why Outsourcing Will Work for Your Company

Outsourcing, especially offshore outsourcing, has been constantly cast in a bad light for its perceived ill effects on the job security of thousands of workers from developed economies. However, it is interesting to ask this question: If outsourcing’s negative effects far outweigh its positive results, then why does it still flourish? Is it all about the money? Apparently, the answer is “No”.

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Improving your Corporate Knowledge

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Improving your Corporate Knowledge

For the past two months, we have been having our weekly T3 (Tuesday Tech Talk) sessions. It’s a 30-minute discussion about any technical topic the presenter would like to discuss. Presenters are randomly selected from the development group. So far, we have received nothing but benefits from this activity. Its benefits and advantages after the jump.

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Finding Value in Stand-up Meetings

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Finding Value in Stand-up Meetings

Here at Ideyatech, we have been practicing stand-up meetings religiously ever since our first project. So far, this short, daily routine has kept everyone up-to-date on status of their projects. By reporting daily activities, issues and bottlenecks are quickly identified and resolved. Everyone gets accountability on the tasks that are reported, and the team becomes…

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Unfuddle – Great tool for project tracking

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I’ve recently come across unfuddle(https://www.unfuddle.com) which is a project tracking tool and hosted source repository. This site is built on RoR and behaves similar with Basecamp. I’m currently using Basecamp for my projects… it’s pretty good but I find it a little too limited for other things such as defect and issue tracking. Currently, I read more…

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