[HUGE] Oracle buys Ubuntu!!!

Information I’ve gathered from a close friend who is also an insider indicates that Oracle, the new owner of Sun Microsystems, has bought Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu. This he says is yet to be made public but the deal is worth around $10 billion. 
Oracle has promised to keep the entire staff strength of Canonical intact thereby allaying fears of job cuts among employees. It also promised to bring its vast resources to bear on the development of Canonical’s flagship brand Ubuntu.
 
It is still not known whether this will have any bearing on the arrangement between Canonical and Google with regards to the development of the latter’s own OS Chrome OS which is due out later this year. 
The reason cited for Oracle’s move is that the company wants to diversify the Linux platform on which its flagship product, the Oracle Database runs. What more better option than Ubuntu??
I am keeping my ears open and will update you on the latest development on this story. Please stay with me for now.

In case you have not checked, today is the 1st of April and a day called April Fools Day. Hehe. Guess I got you with that one. Now I think I will get well and back to serious writing soon. Enjoy the rest of your day 🙂

Quickly convert MS Excel files into MySQL tables

Xls2mysql is a small tool for converting MS Excel files to MySQL database tables that is ready for use with PHP.”Upload your file and we’ll send you PHP code to generate the table and insert your data for your automatically!”

SO those of you web developers out there that need an easy way to convert files to database tables or those of you that work with databases, this tool should come in handy. Give it a try.

MySQL vs PostgreSQL- An depth comparison

If you are like me, you probably have wondered which is better- MySQL or PostgreSQL. Well both have their strengths and weaknesses. Your choice of either will depend on your task at hand.
“MySQL vs PostgreSQL is a decision many must make when approaching open-source relational databases management systems. Both are time-proven solutions that compete strongly with proprietary database software. MySQL has long been assumed to be the faster but less full-featured of the two database systems, while PostgreSQL was assumed to be a more densely featured database system often described as an open-source version of Oracle.
“MySQL has been popular among various software projects because of its speed and ease of use, while PostgreSQL has had a close following from developers who come from an Oracle or SQL Server background.” 
The full comparison of the two database management systems can be found on this wiki page. So if you are undecided about which of the two to use, then you surely should find some insight in the above linked comparison page.