Archive for December 2009

A Year Of Blogging

I decided to begin this blog at the end of 2008 and published the first three entries on January 3, 2009.  This is my 54th post, twelve months later.
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SQR Timeline 1999 – 2009

Last week we saw the origin of nine companies that owned or influenced the SQR programming language: Brio, D&N Systems, Hyperion, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Ray Ontko & Company, SQ Software, Sqribe, and Sybase.  We saw the maturation of the feature set and what I called “The Golden Age” of MITI and Sqribe.  In 1999 and beyond, SQR became part of an ever larger and more diverse product line.
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SQR Timeline 1984 – 1999

I wanted to write the history of SQR, but I can’t.  I’ve reviewed dozens of press releases, news articles, websites, state government documents, and SEC filings to create this timeline.  But that’s not a history; it’s missing key events that weren’t documented, or weren’t put online, or I just couldn’t find.  It’s also missing explanations.  I tried to track down the key people who contributed to the history of SQR.  Even when I could find them, most of them didn’t respond to e-mails or phone messages.  So, here’s what I have.
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How To Write Spreadsheets From SQR

SQR and the Peoplesoft Process Scheduler work together to allow users to choose output format. The favorites in my organization are document (PDF) and spreadsheet (XLS). I mentioned this in 4 SQR Resolutions and I’ve had three readers ask me to elaborate. For this blog, that’s a tsunami of feedback.
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