Help Wanted

If you’re looking for full-time work and live in the Santa Monica (Southern California) area, I’m currently looking to hire two web geeks: a Perl/Mason/MySQL programmer and a front-end HTML/CSS coder. You’d be working for the most intelligent company in the financial industry, with a really great team.

If you’re interested, e-mail or IM me and I’ll send you details. Feel free to spread the word.


    HTML/CSS coder is my specialty, and I’d love to work with your company. But you had your chance. Leonard grabbed me first (on his second try, heh).

    Let’s see… SQL Server 2000 costs between $5,000 to $20,000 per processor, and requires a Microsoft Windows server. MySQL is gloriously free and runs on almost anything. Which is more intelligent? 🙂

    No place I’ve worked has run their systems of a windows server. Regardless, I am quite sure that Oracle, DB2 or Sybase on some sort of Unix server will break the bank if SQL Server doesn’t. So MySQL is probably the way to go.

    In most cases, MySQL is more than enough.

    If we lived in a perfect world Oracle would be free and an enterprise-class server from Sun wouldn’t cost the same as the annual budget for a small country.

    MySQL does a good job of what it sets out to do, and is actually faster than Oracle. At my work we had to reluctantly give up MySQL since it didn’t provide transaction support or replication. If your database needs are fairly straightforward, then MySQL will work great. If you are doing a bigtime app though, you should probably be using transactions and replication.

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