I started with my VFP to MYSQL conversion in earnest at the end of December. To keep the cost down until I know what I am doing I am using the GA version 5.1.43 and now WORKBENCH to do my development. Actually initially I used the 5.0 Administrator and Query which worked fine but did not have any supports for triggers. Workbench 5.1.18 frustrated me for many reasons so I started to use the Beta of 5.2 which in my opinion is better but still a Beta. Trying to help to improve I filed about 20 or so bug reports and got into email conversations with the developers.
In course of that I mentioned the process of converting from VFP (Visual Foxpro) to MYSQL and I was asked to Blog about my experiences with that and feed it to Planet MySQL. Starting to read Planet MySQL I must say that I am probably an oddity here as there does not seem to be any VFP people here. For that reason I also fed and anounced my Blog to some VFP boards and feeds. I even got picked up by a PHP blog for reasons I dont know. In the VFP community the response was quite positive an some discussions, comments and email were exchanged
As for Planet MySQL. Well I got some thumbs up and some thumbs down and what bothers me is that I do not know why. Maybe there are some comments somewhere but personally I find a thumbs up or down quite useless if not accompanied by a comment.
Why is a particular blog good? what was the good point(s)?
Whis is it bad. Is it inapropriate here, poorly written? Is the procedure outlined within that particular blog flawed? Is there a better way?
As things keep changing we all are learning so we all can benefit from some advice and some help to stay or get on the right course.
So I apreachiate the votes because it means that someone at least read it. But I would really like to get a note on why its up or especially down. My goal is to become better and to have this blog here to be my contribution and hopefully become a one stop place for anyone facing the task to switch from VFP to MYSQL. So if there is a better way then please by all means drop me a note
Hoping to see some comments from here