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Know Your Limits  -  Knowing your limits is an important skill for the IT Professional. Knowing te limits of your technical and other skills and abilities can alter the joy and value you achieve at work.

A Better Password  -  Our applications have been using the same password strategy for a long time. Perhaps it is time to get current.

Do Multiple Versions Really Happen?  -  Dave asks the question if having multiple versions of software is reasonable. If so, what skills does a professional require in order to support them?

Running Multiple Versions of Software  -  Sometimes it makes sense to have multiple versions of software. When the software is quite expensive, multiple versions may occur more often. How does that impact those working with this kind of deployment?

Secure Your Connection String  -  This is an old problem we continue to ignore or have custom solutions to resolve. Are there any standard practices? Are they platform specific, or will they work in multiple environments?

The New DBA  -  Will the Database Programmer follow the same path as programmers of COBOL? Or, will the DBA role morph into a broader set of skills for both SQL and NoSql persistence engines?

Modern Persistence  -  In the past we asked if we should only use ANSI Sql so our code worked in many engines. Now that we have non-relational engines, what should our question be?

Wrapping Up HTML5  -  Today we share some final thoughts about the state of HTML5 and the move towards the utopia of write once, run anywhere.

Moving Off the Web Server  -  As HTML5 and JavaScript specifications are being implemented on browsers the potential to offload work from the Web Server to the Client Browser continues to grow. Are you moving in that direction?




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