SQLClient: A Native Microsoft SQL Server Library for iOS

SQL Server

One of things that surprised me in iOS is the lack of an open-source native library to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. ¬†When googling the topic the usual comments are “why would you do that?” and “just use a web service wrapper.” Well, there are countless business reasons to access a SQL Server on a LAN: POS, data collection, reporting, etc. Further, it’s not always possible or practical to install a web service layer (REST, SOAP, OData) to act as an intermediary. Granted, it is generally much safer to do so, but it does add a layer of complexity (and latency).

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Tech Legend Monty Widenius, Founder of MySQL, Speaks About MariaDB

Monty Widenius

Yesterday evening I had the privilege of hearing tech legend Michael “Monty” Widenius, founder of MySQL, give a presentation on MariaDB at the AppNexus headquarters to an audience of 300+. MySQL is the world’s pre-eminent open source database, and Monty’s contributions still make up 60% of the current source code!

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