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Product Review: Devart dbForge Schema Compare

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Database change management provides a set of tools which make the process of propagating database schema and data changes to multiple environments effortless. The problem that Database Change Management is attempting to solve: Most significant business applications rely on at least one relational database for persisting data As new features are developed, database schema changes are often necessary – i.e. new tables, columns, views, and stored procedures Database schema changes and corresponding code changes must always be deployed together Successful database change management requires that a consistent process be applied by all team members. Without a consistent process than the … Continue reading

Product Review: AndroXplorer

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AndroXplorer is an essential application for everyone who owns an Android device. Its natural process is the way for Android users to explore folders and files proficiently. While there are numerous file explorers on the market today each falls short in its own way when it comes to measuring up to AndroXplorer. The fine folks at the AndroXplorer has graciously provided five FREE licenses of AndroXplorer v3, just continue reading for details on how to win. Editions There are two versions available and depending upon your needs they provide two very different feature sets. Version 2 is the free light … Continue reading

Product Review: Devart SQL Complete

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If you work with SQL Server databases often then sit back and grab a cup of coffee while I introduce you to a product from Devart called SQL Complete. I can hear what your thinking and you may be asking yourself why should I care if intellisense has long been available in SQL Server 2008? The answer is simple, this product just provides much more options and works better than the out of the box intellisense from Microsoft. Editions Express — a free software which provides basic functionality to speed up typing of SQL queries. (home run for those on … Continue reading

Product Review: Diskeeper 2010

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Listen up, if you own a computer, then I want to share a problem that everyone encounters and fortunately the solution is easy and cost effective. The problem is hard disk fragmentation which is a one of the major causes of performance bottlenecks. Fragmentation may result in crashes, slowdowns, freeze-ups and even total system failures; therefore it is important to understand what you can do to be proactive. Many people are aware of the defrag utility that Windows comes with, but it is a manual process to defrag your disk and it is slow. At the very minimum you should … Continue reading

Product Review: Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones

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Recently I found myself tired of my ear-buds that I have been using for both my Zune and Android devices when it comes to listening to my media and I was in the market for headphones that performed well while at the same time was not going to cost me a fortune. The ear-buds worked fine but the quality simply was not there and I had grown tired of hearing every noise that was occurring around me and a good set of headphones would achieve both of these goals. Features Top-of-the-head design for a secure fit and foam ear cushions … Continue reading

AutoBlogged WordPress Plugin Product Review

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If you’re wanting to automate your blog posting with external content then look no more. AutoBlogged is a powerful autoblogging plugin for WordPress that automatically creates blog posts from any RSS or Atom feed. Autoblogging is a great way to automate your WordPress posts so you can focus your efforts on earning money with your blog. With dozens of features, AutoBlogged is one of the most powerful autoblog software plugins available for WordPress and the best way to get automated blog content. Not only is the product easy to use, but it does a great job at syndication all without … Continue reading

Product Review: RedGate SQL Prompt

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As a software engineer I am always watching for products that can both increase productivity and produce a high return on investment. Red Gate’s SQL Prompt absolutely fits the criteria. No matter if you’re a developer, database administrator, or a seasoned data analyst, I am sure that you will find this product a much welcomed addition to your tool belt. Stop and contemplate the utter size of the SQL syntax and how perplexing it is to remember keywords and the syntax are. Do you pull out your preferred reference book or search for an example by means of your favorite … Continue reading