Developers and programmers have different responses regarding the issue of whether PostgreSQL trumps MySQL, although the former is starting to make quite a name for itself.
“PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system,” said PostgreSQL. “It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.”
PostgreSQL focuses on overall traditional features for RDMS applications, while MySQL is more concerned on faster performance for web-based applications that typically form part of a LAMP model.
“The MySQL database has become the world’s most popular open source database because of its high performance, high reliability and ease of use,” said MySQL. “It is also the database of choice for a new generation of applications built on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python.).”
The penguin is soaring high in the IT industry, consistently earning a reputation for high reliability. Linux servers regularly appear as a Fortune 500 company favorite when it comes to solid performance computing and cloud infrastructure deployment.
“More than 7,800 developers from almost 800 different companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since tracking began in 2005,” according to the Annual Linux Development Report by The Linux Foundation.
“Just since the last report, more than 1,000 developers representing nearly 200 companies have contributed to the kernel.”
This expansion is largely driven by the following advancements:
Prominent technology brands, Microsoft and Google, are now offering cloud storage services, making it easier for Internet users to save, upload, and back up files.
We recently reviewed Dropbox against Google Drive in the race for the best storage application and with a combination of Dropbox-like syncing and back-up features, both Google Drive and SkyDrive attract a variety of users. Some prefer the former, others the latter, leaving the rest of us to wonder: Which is better?
We took at a stab at this question by examining some of the key features that users look for in a cloud platform including user interface (UI), simplicity, features and pricing.
Last month we excitedly announced our Site Renovators contest
which gives one lucky winner an awesome website makeover! Our marketing, design, CRO and SEO teams agreed to donate more than $1000 worth of time to analyze the winner’s website and provide recommendations to increase site visitors through SEO, create compelling content, display a professional design and increase sales through important conversion rate optimization tactics.
We’re really happy with the number of people (a few hundred) who submitted their website for the Midphase Site Renovators contest! Our team is poised and ready to dig in and then share what they feel will make a difference with the winner’s website.
We are in the final steps and are very anxious and excited to announce the winner; we hope by tomorrow we’ll have contacted the winner and can announce who it is! We know you’re sitting on the edge of your seats to find out if you won so in the meantime check out how our site has transformed over the years (thanks to Way Back Machine) !
QuickBooks is one of the world’s leading accounting packages and at times synonymous with small business. However, it would be mistake to believe that this is the only option out there. We found a few solutions, including some free ones, which you may find useful to manage the business hosted by Midphase.
Using cloud-based computing software to invoice clients makes it more convenient for freelancers and creative professionals to receive payments for orders and business transactions.
Anyone who keeps track of the expenses and records, from purchase orders, invoices, hourly rates, etc., could benefit from using a simple cloud-based platform.
Here are just three solutions that may benefit your small business.
eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, understands the importance its home page holds in the world’s pantheon of online retailers.
In light of this, it set about recently giving its site a facelift, including new shopping pages equipped with “Feeds,” or a curated list of items in Pinterest-like aesthetics.
“We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy – both globally and locally; and a new personal way to curate your own shopping experience and discover items perfect for you,” said Devin Wenig, the eBay president.
“Together, these changes and more reflect the new eBay and our evolution as a marketplace that connects the world to the things they need and love—anytime, anywhere.”
Here are 10 cool features woven into their website redesign:
Should users consider an open-source platform as an alternative to commercial software?
With the commercial software, a single company develops the product, and sales fund its testing and development. Unlike open-source software, it’s developed collaboratively, supported by a team of volunteers, and allows anyone to distribute freely or improve the features. Plus, it’s totally free.
Here are the two open-source photo editors for startups we think do the job nicely (or you can check out a few others we talked about previously here)!
A Look at Some Surprising Usability Statistics
- 60% of the time, people fail to find the information they seek.
- 50% of sales transactions are hindered because users cannot find the desired information and 40% of these users don’t return to a website when their first experience is negative.
- Too much irrelevant information force 62% of online shoppers to give up looking for a specific product or service online.
- Websites with the highest sales are found to be usable only 42% of the time.
These statistics can help anyone comprehend the influence of website usability. Whether you are trying to sell a service, a product, or making efforts to build a potential client base, your website should be structured such that you never lose focus of the way it communicates with prospects and customers.