Monthly Archives: July 2013

Unit 11: Course Retrospective

I have already taken two DigIn Courses, IRLS 671 and IRLS 673 so I was not sure what to expect from taking IRLS 672. I have worked as a technical writer in a web hosting company and have worked in … Continue reading

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Unit 10: Learning SQL

This week I used Command Line Interfaces (CLIs) and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) to create databases. I also needed to become very familiar with SQL or Structured query languageĀ  which is used to create and work with databases in MySQL. … Continue reading

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Unit 9: Databases

In Unit 9 we are dealing with databases and learning how to, first of all, design a database. The main concepts in the unit related to databases are entities, attributes, relationships and database normalization . In addition we need to … Continue reading

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Unit 8: Technology Planning

Why Technology Planning? This week we reviewed a number of articles on technology planning. Most of the articles dealt with technology planning in libraries but many also dealt with project management of technology projects. Technology plans need to be written … Continue reading

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Unit 7: Learning XML

My Background I had some brief exposure to XML when I worked as a technical writer as technical writers are very interested in producing a document once and then converting it for use in another language or another company. I … Continue reading

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