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Beating the VB IDE into Submission

Visual Basic was created as a rapid application development (RAD) tool, yet the default IDE settings of Visual Basic do not lend themselves toward effective coding and often result in unnecessary time wastage.

Three Powerful Yet Untapped Features of NTFS

The NTFS windows file system has introduced several features that improve the performance, stability, and reliability of file storage. Of these, three features lend themselves to advanced methods of information storage and collation. Few applications have, however, made extensive use of these features. This article introduces these features and identifies some of the potential uses each one exhibits.

The Basics Of Binary

Learn about the basics of how binary data is stored and manipulated. It is intended for readers who are fairly new to numerical systems. The concepts of storing integers, real numbers, and characters are discussed.

How Visual Basic 6 Stores Data

This article describes how VB 6 stores Bytes, Booleans, Integers, Longs, Singles, Doubles, Strings (Fixed- and Variable-Length), Currencys, Dates, Variants, Arrays and UDTs.

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  • Live Event Date: September 10, 2014 @ 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT Modern mobile applications connect systems-of-engagement (mobile apps) with systems-of-record (traditional IT) to deliver new and innovative business value. But the lifecycle for development of mobile apps is also new and different. Emerging trends in mobile development call for faster delivery of incremental features, coupled with feedback from the users of the app "in the wild". This loop of continuous delivery and continuous feedback is …

  • This ESG study by Mark Peters evaluated a common industry-standard disk VTl deduplication system (with 15:1 reduction ratio) versus a tape library with LTO-5, drives with full nightly backups, over a five-year period.  The scenarios included replicated systems and offsite tape vaults.  In all circumstances, the TCO for VTL with deduplication ranged from about 2 to 4 times more expensive than the LTO-5 tape library TCO. The paper shares recent ESG research and lots more. 

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