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What is “data center security”?

When two persons are talking about “data center security” - with a very high probability we can assume – they most often think about different areas. Why? Because “data center security” is a very wide term behind which we can hide many issues. As usual, the good idea is to divide the whole subject into smaller domains of closely related issues, then we can start talking again. Surely, another good idea is also to learn by observation – how market leaders approach to “data center security”? Here we have Google’s example.

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“Getting Started with Lazarus IDE” by Roderick Person. Review

I'm a huge fan of Pascal programming language. I appreciate its clear syntax and grammar rules. Not to mention it was the first advanced programming language I have learned. Of course, there are many other programming languages, some of them considered modern, other fashionable, but like with any other trends in all industries, the trends are set and gone. Yes, I believe there are trendsetters in IT, too, the same way like in clothing industry. For me, Pascal including its object-oriented dialect of Object Pascal, will always have a special place in my heart and mind. No matter what is stylish or not today, when it comes to programming, who said that and why – Pascal is just above the trendsetters level. Probably this is a kind of first love, which lasts forever. Consequently, being fascinated with Pascal programming language, I was glad to review the latest Packt Publishing book: "Getting Started with Lazarus IDE" by Roderick Person. Here it comes, but let's start from the very beginning.

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Part 14. Oracle VirtualBox, Solaris 11.1, DB 11gR2, MS Access 2010, LibreOffice Base, ODBC and JDBC - the tutorial is completed

We've finished our tutorial on Oracle VirtualBox, Solaris 11.1 (x86), DB 11gR2, MS Access 2010, LibreOffice Base, ODBC and JDBC... All this took 14 parts. It's the highest time for a short summary. You can also use this part to have access to all other 14 parts of the whole material – for quick reference.

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Part 13. LibreOffice Base to Oracle Database 11gR2 through JDBC

This is the last part of our tutorial. Now we will connect from LibreOffice Base to Oracle Database 11gR2 through JDBC. Of course, as far as MS Access supports ODBC connections it will never support JDBC. However, we're in the open source world now – is LibreOffice Base a "free" replacement to MS Access? I don't know. Maybe to some extent – however, being skilled with MS Access I can't find many useful features of MS Access in LibreOffice Base, including the fact that I have serious doubts about stability and overall performance (although, it is getting better and better). Anyway, we will now take care about integration of LibreOffice Base (at least 3.6.4.3 version is required, but can be newer – I'll use 4.0.1.2 version here) on MS Windows 7 and Oracle Database 11gR2 on Solaris 11.1.

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Part 12. Using MS Access 2010 as a frontend to Oracle Database 11gR2 backend via ODBC

We've already finished all the basic installation and configuration tasks on both: server side, where we have a working Oracle Database 11gR2 on Solaris 11.1; and client side, where we installed MS Windows 8 and Oracle Database 11gR2 Client software. This means we're ready to install – any – Microsoft Office package, as long as it is equipped with MS Access. In my case I installed MS Office 2010 Professional, which could be downloaded for trial purposes at the time I was preparing materials for this tutorial. So, let's go with the ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) part.

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