I.E original a re-badge of Spry's Internet in a Box ?
Just wondering ....
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Having worked on a Local version to our state as provided by the COurt Systems:
System is written in Perl 5.x , System uses some home brew DB access modules as well as a Somewhat of a Framework all written back in the mid to late 1990's, all written in, you guessed it, Perl. The encryption routine was a C module that was easily hackable.
The database is Informix , I converted ours to Postgres, and YES the UI and other functions are clunky at best, but Attorneys love it.
On the flow chart of what it does.
Did the design get taken straight from head / hammer one (you know):
A: DO you have a hammer in your hand (yes / no)
NO: Find a hammer go to step A:
YES: Go to step B:
B: hit yourself in the head with hammer.
C: Does your head hurt ?
NO: Go to step B:
YES Go to step D:
D: Stop hitting your head with the hammer ....
One of the State agencies I used to maintain the DB for, moved to a Custome renovated floor in a high rise building.
The created a centrally located 'server' room out of a 12 by 10 closet located in the middle of the floor.
To keep things secure they kept the door locked to THAT server room which housed 4 new rack servers, 4 old rack servers, high end routing equipment and the complete PBX system as well as UPS's - Your could barley walk around the racks.
Guess what the renovator forgot to do and the on contract network / system administrator / hardware manager forgot ?
Yeah, no AC to the room. -
Second DAY after they moved in, everything shut down
of the Software written for the ti990 was COBOL based (usually MCBA)
The OS was either DNOS or DX10 (Yes I programmed on those back in the 1980's)
The systems were pretty much bullet proof and if you write decent code, never was problematic - except seg limits were restricted to 64K
Converted one of the afore mentioned setups to a Motorolla 66 series UNIX box. The var had some sort of conversion tool that could read the
tape backup off the TI and lay it down on the UNIX box.
I must feel that I need to comment on Mr. Greg Kroah-Hartman !!
The year, 2002 and I'd just gotten my shiny new Sony Clie, but There was no support for it.
I joined the CLie users group and everyone was having the same problem
I then research and following Mr. ASSHAT's articles I updated the header files to now include the
Clie in the USB stac. I posted what I did to the CLie users group and everyone was happy.
I sent my change request along with the source to Mr. Hartman and explained I knew nothing about the process of getting something included in upstream revisions and could he please include them for me.
A few days latter I got a email reaming my out for what I had done.
A few weeks latter a USB update came out with the EXACT Clie changes I had made, but with all the "updated" Copyright (Gpl of course) with my name being removed.
Some of these guys are PURE EGOTISTICAL DICKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the GREAT pleasure of fsking about in Lennart Poettering other hell on earth creation "PulseAudio".
Think systemd , but for sound, but probably be part of systemd in some point in the future ...
I think he really is an Employee of MicroSoft in disguise ... or a total asshat .....
Had to go back to our intervals timeline ..
Started POC conversion Jan 2016, finished March 2016 (Includes writing conversion programs and scripts (90 days of about 6 hours a day).
Ran testing conversion August 2016 - April 2017, which included testing BY Q&A (off and on - a lot of testing done by Q&A)
Converted our first court instance May 2017. Completed all conversions of 20 existing courts by December 2017.
So, it would be safe to say 1 person converted a enterprise system to Postgres by themselves in less than a man year
Most of the work I automated with python (Hey, I'm a lazy programmer / DBA - what can I say ...)
Sorry, heads down in writing python programs to generate Web pages from Postgres tables for FLASK.
Anyway, it was 500,000 USD to 1,000,000USD (Half to a full Million) depending on what options we wanted.
They even quoted a power based appliance instead of the VMWARE license for close to the high figure ....
I did a Informix to Postgres conversion for a branch of our state government.
IBM wanted us to continue to run Informix on a Mainframe at a cost of about 5,000.00 USD per month,
or by a 'Core' VMWARE license for 5000,000 - 1,000,000 one time plus maintenance.
It took me about a year to do the conversion and testing. About 230 tables converted, 80 functions and 175 triggers.
Did most of the work writing python programs to convert about 70 - 80% of the stuff for me.
Hope this gives you an idea.
From what the forums say, converting from Oracle to Postgres is not that big of a deal ..
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