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24 March 2011

Emergency Undelete review

Today's Micro Mart magazine, issue 1150, published my product review for Emergency Undelete from Diskeeper.

Due to it's small footprint and self-contained installation, it could be a useful addition to other, USB drive located, system maintenance and recovery tools.

Have a look for yourself at the product page.

17 March 2011

Taking Control - Personal SQL Databases

This Micro Mart magazine series explains how to build a software toolbox to take back control of your Windows platform. Each article will add new technologies to this toolbox, which deliver additional power and flexibility.

The fourth article, in issue 1149, focuses on the opportunities available for managing your personal information using an SQL database. In particular it examines SQLite product - a tiny, self-contained, highly portable database used in a wide cross-section of devices, including the vast majority of mobile phones.

The article includes a hands-on 'getting started with SQLite' tutorial.

10 March 2011

Taking Control - Interpreted Languages

This Micro Mart magazine series explains how to build a software toolbox to take back control of your Windows platform. Each article will add new technologies to this toolbox, which deliver additional power and flexibility.

The third article, in issue 1148, focusses on the benefits provided by interpreted languages, many of which can be freely downloaded and added to the software toolbox. In addition to a general overview, I take a closer look at Perl and Python, comparing their relative merits.

The next instalment will delve into personal SQL databases.

4 March 2011

Taking Control - Adding Shell Scripting

This Micro Mart magazine series explains how to build a software toolbox to take back control of your Windows platform. Each article will add new technologies to this toolbox, which deliver additional power and flexibility.

The second article, in issue 1147, focusses on adding a Windows-friendly shell scripting environment called Cygwin. This environment sits alongside Windows and can access any drive or file, yet offers a comprehensive list of powerful Unix-like shells, tools, utilities and applications.

A PDF of this article is available at the Sample PDFs page.