Alex Sherman

Large Scale Web Applications Specialist

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Application Selection – continued.

Budget limits are a very powerful constraint. I found a great application that can handle 99% of my demands, but that will cost us over 20K$/Year – I do not have such budget.
However there are free alternatives, that have open source, well documented API and large community. I am checking the alternative now, hopefully the customisation will not be too much difficult.

Application Selection – the challenge

Ok… so the new job is speeding…

I have several applications I need to create a specifications for, and there is a constant chalenge – a tailor made application, or an Out-Of-The-Box product.

One one hand – there is no 100% match between any box product and our demands, but on the other hand, I do know the danger in developing an application.

I will keep writing about this issue…

DB Optimization

I must say that this is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever handled. You count miliseconds and eventually once you managed to cut a few, you find out that this is not enough…