So I've been working with some embed ability features, and was reminded of a feature that I think is very cool, but so far not used very much. It's called solara, and Guy talked about it some when he had this blog. Since it's been a few years, I thought it might be a worthwhile to dust off one of his old articles, and remind everyone about the ability to embed a webserver inside of Informix.
The article even includes source code for those who want to try this out. -Mark
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So as it has been painfully obvious, I haven't been blogging particularly frequently over the past few months. Now on the one hand, you could just say that the "honeymoon period" for me on the blog is over, but the truth is I've been buried in regulatory compliance stuff and other security related issues. Of late, I've been working especially hard with a customer on implementing IBM Database Encryption Expert and Informix. It's been challenging learning a product that is focused at being integrated into the OS layer, but fun too. Of late though, I've wondered how much that might apply to application developers. Sure the intent is to be as transparent as possible, but if you data is have to be encrypted/unencrypted, do you want to know about it? And if so how much?
So anyway, I'm asking for feedback as to whether you would like to hear a bit more about encrypting databases, the methodologies, and what I firmly believe is the best choice for Informix, well ok all, databases.
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