Identifying names from different sources

Extraordinarily in this world where information is ‘global’, there is a growing need to consolidate data from different sources where the identification of the people, products, or places involved is not obvious. Typically this is in order to create the … Read More

Migrating to a new database

We all know that, whatever size of house we have, sooner or later we’ll run out of space. At least that’s what will happen to most of us, except those infuriating people who are so well organized that they take … Read More

The Cost of Cleverness

Recently I’ve been thinking more about architectural principles, why some projects get in a mess and why some don’t. One thing that keeps cropping up is the cost of cleverness in pretty much any area of an IT project. It … Read More