If you’re an author of technical books, please ensure that your publisher and/or editor typesets your book contents to be readable. Especially tables and program outputs. Just because the application can’t format the output worth a damn, doesn’t mean you need to transfer it to a book: Example from Sybase 15.0 Replication Server Administration
Many PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files based solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the […]
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The ISUG Technical Journal Sep/Oct 2008 is out. This issue contains: Sybase IQ and Sybase WorkSpace Part II By Mike Crocker Perl in the shell By Jason Froebe Taming the process nightmare: Consolidating a Horde of Process Diagrams with PowerDesigner By Mike Nicewarner Information overload: Weapons-grade data analysis comes of age By Teresa Foster Maximizing […]
In his ZDnet blog, Adrian Bridgwater mentions my blog and the latest article I wrote for the ISUG Technical Journal. This has totally made my month! (Not counting the blue raspberry slushee zombie baby Perl in the shell Posted by Adrian Bridgwater Why doesn’t anyone talk about computer programming languages these days? I’ve just spent […]