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Hi all,

I've spent the day sodding around trying to install SQL 2008 on my Vista laptop to no avail. It's been a pain in the bottom, so I've tried to rollback to SQL 2005. Still no luck.

So .... I was thinking of starting an open-source SQL engine project. This is a big undertaking, of that I have no doubt. But it's doable ...

Therefore, I am looking for like minded individuals who don't like MySQL because it doesn't abstract as much as MS-SQL (and is now owned by Oracle) People who understand that being object oriented is not the answer to the remarkably successfuly relational model ala Codd. Any understanding of formal methods is, I think, an absolute must (or takers should be prepared to throw away any vocational training in respect of it)

To my mind, quite a big project team, from graphic designers, web designers, to architects, and assembly language specialists to network specialists will need to be assembled.

The basic format will be the construct of a limited company, and payment will be in the form of shares based on some agreed format yet to be ascertained.

Anyone interesed?

EDIT: I said "Open Source" but it doesn't have to be - indeed, I think the market needs a very simple, but high performing SQL Engine. There isn't one around, right now, and there could be money to be made - indeed this is a weather site, and weather requires efficient manipulation of lots of data in a high performance manner.

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SQL means "Structured Query Language"

I'm a SQL and PHP developer,

What exactly are you trying to do..

If you did a little more research the SQL industry is rather saturated.

You would need;

- VB C++/ Programmers

- Graphics designer (i can do that) but

- Web developer (i code web based applications, not online).

In all honesty, i would give up now :whistling:

You would need a huge team, a big enough bank account and funding to bounce back when it ends tits up on first try.

Lewis

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i have to say i have not played with C++ or SQL for a long time. but i feel you may have trouble achieving your goal without a substantial amount of resources i.e time/manpower/effort etc. all in all its a big project you are undertaking and as Lewis says it may not be viable. but having said that, i wish you the best of luck in trying ;)

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SQL means "Structured Query Language"

I'm a SQL and PHP developer,

What exactly are you trying to do..

If you did a little more research the SQL industry is rather saturated.

You would need;

- VB C++/ Programmers

- Graphics designer (i can do that) but

- Web developer (i code web based applications, not online).

In all honesty, i would give up now :)

You would need a huge team, a big enough bank account and funding to bounce back when it ends tits up on first try.

Lewis

Well, firstly I wouldn't use either VB nor C++. I would use C and assembly. And, btw, the SQL industry is not saturated with SQL engines that understand Formal Methods. Indeed, I can't find even one.

Where did you get the idea of writing a SQL engine in VB from, anyway? That's like trying to write an operating system in a managed code environment like .Net I think that you credit most SQL engines with some sort of 'magic' they simply don't have. It has to parse a language (SQL) and that's easy enough to do even if you've only ever read the opening chapter of any compiler book, and it needs to convert (compile) that language into something that understands the relational model, and execute that.

Not to say, of course, and as you intimate, that this is some sort of Sunday afternoon challenge. Clearly, it's a lot more than that.

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I know the thread is a bit old but i need some advice.

I am 21 and want a career in IT and have decided to become Microsoft Certified in My SQL, the problem is that to get the qualification, requires about £3000 and that is money i don't have, (work part time at PC World, they would'nt pay for it).

Anyhow, i was just wondering if there is anywhere offering the qualification for less or would a bank lend as a student loan ect..??

Cheers..

SB

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