Monday, March 29, 2010

Foxhound Beta Now Available

Foxhound is a database monitor and a schema troubleshooter for SQL Anywhere.

"Foxhound will be a valuable tool for developers, DBAs as well as data center operations personnel." - Chris Kleisath, Senior Director of Engineering for SQL Anywhere, in his review Foxhound – A Useful Tool for SQL Anywhere Users
Here's the FAQ, including What is Foxhound?

Here's where to get the download.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Top Fifty Cool New Features In SQL Anywhere 12?

Back in 2008 I wrote "Top 10 Cool New Features in SQL Anywhere 11" and before that (in 2006) "Top 10 Cool New Features in SQL Anywhere 10".

It's time again now, and it's the same old problem: Too Much Cool New Stuff.

How much is too much? Fifty. That's the number of new features and changes in SQL Anywhere 12 that made the first Cool cut.

Fifty features is about one-in-ten as far as I can tell. So once again there there's lots of Cool.

And "all things spatial" only counts as one pick in my list. So you get the idea... it's hard to choose... easier to crank out "Top Fifty Cool New Features In SQL Anywhere 12".

But there's a deadline. Maybe, after I run out of time working with "spatial" it'll be "Top One Cool New Feature In SQL Anywhere 12".

Monday, March 8, 2010

Visit SQLA! ...the new SQL Anywhere online community

This was posted on all the SQL Anywhere newsgroups this morning...

This is an open invitation to all SQL Anywhere newsgroup users to visit the new Web 2.0 site called SQLA.

SQLA is for new SQL Anywhere users, enthusiasts and experts alike. It runs on the Question and Answer software originally made famous by

SQLA isn't the same as StackOverflow, however. SQLA is a new community, devoted to SQL Anywhere and everything that comes "in the box", and it is completely separate from StackOverflow.

To find out more, try it for yourself, and check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

In particular...

What makes SQLA different from the newsgroups?

How do I carry on a discussion?