I use Cygwin all the time, if it wasn’t for Microsoft Outlook I would have probably given up the Windows platform a long time ago. That there isn’t a PIM out there that is as good as Outlook is a really damning statement in some ways, Outlook isn’t that good if you don’t have an Exchange environment. No, Google mail + calendar is NOT THAT GOOD.
Continue reading Using Cygwin as your main shell; the basics
I’ve always been a fan of virtualising my development environment; nothing quite like carrying around a 220Gb disk image of Windows 2003 + SAP R/3 and writing a new SAP connector when you’re on the road. Recently though, I’ve been getting less than stellar performance from vmplayer / vmserver; so I wanted to switch to a Type 1 hypervisor…
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What’s the most important thing when performance tuning the adapter; it’s information, having a gut feeling about where the adapter is slow is all well and good, but you’ll need to prove it. After all premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Continue reading Gathering metrics on performance
Let’s take a look at some of the features that are available in the Adapter; today we’re going focus on scripting language support.
Continue reading Embbeded scripts in a workflow