Writing helps me to remember things I read and encourages me to think about it again. It has been around one year when I first opened Covey’s bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Recently, I opened this book again and realized that much what is said there is also said under different names […]
What is Business Analytics? Business Analytics (BA) is not a new phenomenon. It has been around for many years, but predominantly with companies operating in the technically oriented environment. Only recently it’s making its breakthrough and we can see more and more companies, especially in the financial and the telecom sector, deal with business analytics […]
Recently, I did a school project together with my schoolmate about Business Intelligence in IBM Cognos and I decided to share our findings. First of all, I will very briefly describe Cognos BI solution, then I will share whole presentation we presented as a final outcome. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence is part of the IBM […]
This article contains a short video demonstrating how to virtualize simple HTTP connection between browser and Apache web server. Virtualization (stubbing) is demonstrated on very simple PHP web application running on localhost. For those who need more information about Rational Integration Tester please check my introductory article. Scenario Environment Video was recorded in this environment: […]
Software development is facing four major challenges: customers expect higher quality of delivered software (Delivering high quality software) which should be delivered faster (Reducing cycle time) although they require higher complexity (Increasing dependency between systems) (and of course companies have to hold down the costs) First two challenges probably don’t surprise you since we have […]
Do you have objects with GPS coordinates stored in your DB (if not, you can get GPS coordinates simply) and do you want to search among them on the basis of mutual distances? Yes? So it’s you who can appreciate following MySQL procedure.
This article contains code example of searching and saving GPS coordinates for an addresses stored in the database. For this purpose we will use Google Maps API and Geocoding Service (Geocoding is process of converting addresses into geographic coordinates).