Software Development

How to integrate WordPress and Zen Cart

After many weeks of researching, we have finally integrated WordPress and Zen Cart into a seamless site at Bright Intellect. WordPress is well known for its easy to use open source blogging system with plenty of free plugins and addons. Zen Cart is a matured open source shopping cart with many features and it is

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Using Report Writers or Coding C Programs to Generate Reports

I had an interesting discussion with one of my colleague today. His believe is that we shouldn’t use report writers to generate reports and use a task scheduler to run the report writer. Instead, his preference would be to write a C program for each report required. If it is continuously generating data feed to

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Triggers in MS SQL versus triggers in other databases

After a whole day working with MS SQL triggers (after reading all the Miicrosoft documents I can find), I event found out that the triggers in MS SQL are actually done at statement level. I was used to working with Ingres that triggers are at row level. So, for INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE triggers, I can record the

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Simple Perl Howto

Search and replace text in multiple files perl -pi -e 's/OLD_TEXT/NEW_TEXT/' FILE_PATTERN e.g. perl -pi -e 's/Hello World/Goodbye World/' hello.c

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Wavemaker – a promising web interface builder

I stumbled upon Wavemaker during one of my nightly stroll through the sourceforge website. The download and installation of Wavemaker was quick and easy process that took only 10minutes. Using one of the tutorial videos, I managed to quickly build up a simple CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) application for existing database table on

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