This is the personal web site of Jim Murray.
I have been programming for more years than I care to disclose but I
will tell you that Fortran was an infant when I began. I started using
the assembler language, I take that back ... I started using the machine
language of a Bendix G-15 Digital Computer, then progressed to the assembler
language of whatever machine I was programming. When I discovered 'C' I was converted
to a compiler user, much to the chagrin of fellow purists.
I have had the dubious pleasure of programming in many languages and
my favorite, now, is C# using the DOT-NET framework.
I have tried C++ and JAVA but they do not have the simplicity of C#.
I have used Basic and Cobol but they are too wordy.
I have used SAP's ABAP and it is simply awful.
The dot-net framework provides a library of functions (methods) that
pretty much can accomplish whatever I want to do.
So, I am now semi-retired and I program mainly in C# telecommuting from my home office.
I specialize in web based database applications.
I have created both web server and client
apps fronting MS-SQL or MySql.
I have also created web apps using HTML, ASP.NET, and PHP to present the pages.
I do not have an eye for color, recognizing white but not egshell or cream, so
you may not think my pages are pretty....
That is why I rely on CSS to let my customers customize the pages that I develop for them.
See the section on MySql
The only difference between using an sql server database and a MySql database
is in the dot-net support referenced.
For MySql the reference is to 'System.Data.Odbc' whereas to use an MS-SQL database you
reference 'System.Data.SqlClient'. The essence of using either database is in the SQL
statements used and these are, for the most part, identical.
However, my preference is for MySql because it is ubiquitous, the logon
credential options are much more straightforward than those of MS-SQL, and MySql
has 'DESCRIBE' and 'SHOW' commands which beat the heck out of selecting
from the meta-data tables.
The database used in this web site is MySql.