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Database design and software development consultant. My clients included everything from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits and mom-and-pop companies. I've worked with SQL databases since 1985. I'm a database generalist; I'm comfortable with every modern SQL dbms. My home server runs a half-dozen different database management systems. I test most of my answers under more than one of them.

I've developed relational models for implementation in non-SQL environments, like Lotus Notes and plain C++ code.

I also develop software in C, VBA, Python, Ruby, and php. I build web applications using various frameworks and languages, including Ruby on Rails, Laravel, and Phalcon.


Dec
6
answered Where do you get data to populate a suggest-box with Country, State, City and Zip Information?
Dec
5
comment Does naming my website like this cause a copyright infrigment?
In the US, nothing can really stop people from suing you. As my own attorney used to say, "Anybody can sue anyone at any time for good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all."
Dec
5
comment Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?
I can see the logic in letting them access a user account to communicate with our ISP. But once the SaaS company is the authority, they no longer need access to that account, right? There should probably be a clause in the contract stating they won't change the password. And we'll change the password after they transfer DNS authority. Does that sound reasonable?
Dec
5
awarded  Student
Dec
5
comment Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?
Thanks. I didn't assume they were trying to do us harm. Just trying to assess the risk.
Dec
5
revised Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?
spelling.
Dec
5
asked Third-party SaaS will also host our web site. They want our registrar username and password. Is this normal?
Dec
4
comment Why would anyone need my registrar information for a new web site?
I realize I'm coming a year late to the party, but our registrar and our ISP are two different parties. Network Solutions is our registrar; AT&T is our ISP. AT&T controls our DNS records.
Nov
28
awarded  Teacher
Nov
28
awarded  Editor
Nov
28
revised How to find web hosting that meets my requirements?
Corrected some grammar and spelling.
Nov
28
answered How often should a website's disaster recovery plan be tested?
Oct
5
awarded  Supporter