Why MySQL?

MySQL is one of the most popular open source softwares – Yes, it has a dual licensing scheme and has been profitable from the beginning. I always wondered why it became so popular, especially when PostgreSQL is such a workhorse and has so many features compared to MySQL. Oreillynet has a very insightful article called […]

Around the world in a week ?!

Here is the count of unique visitors for my book, categorized by from where they come: ############################################################ # Report: python.g2swaroop.net # Report Name: Countries # Date Range: 04/22/2004 – 04/28/2004 ############################################################ (no entry) 204 net (Network) 140 com (Commercial) 117 edu (Educational) 15 de (Germany) 14 it (Italy) 10 br (Brazil) 9 fr (France) 9 […]

Time-out

Nowadays, I have become so involved with my work at Yahoo! that I am hardly getting any time for other stuff. Spending time with friends has also become a problem, but the amazing thing is how Yahoo! Messenger and mobile phones help here. They truly help people keep in touch! Last Sunday, 4 friends including […]

Innovations in C#

I’m reading a very interesting article on the next version of C#. It’s fascinating. I seriously wonder why Java does not make strides like this, especially with supposedly much more widespread support than C# and .NET?? What does the open community lack in making such huge innovations? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the […]

Microsoft releases open source code!

Shocking but true! Microsoft has released the WiX toolkit as open source. WiX stands for Windows Installer XML (WiX) developer tool. The software has been released under an IBM license. The shocking thing is that they are releasing it as open source AND they are releasing it on SourceForge.net – the world’s largest Open Source […]