Our shop started using Foxhound several months ago, and it is awesome. In just the past week I have
tracked down a couple of troublesome blocking issues by using the sample history. I was very happy at one
point when I called sa_server_option('RememberLastStatement', 'on') so that I could use sa_conn_activity,
and the last statements instantly began showing up in Foxhound as well. Very cool."
Now that I re-read Dan Farrar’s whitepaper on Diagnosing Performance Issues... I have a
whole new APPRECIATION for the Foxhound monitor. Instead of trying 25 things in Windows,
ISQL, and Sybase Central, I just look at the Foxhound screen!
Bill Aumen, AumenConsulting.com
We recently engaged Breck Carter to help train us on the MobiLink tool prior to our first attempt at Sybase synchronization. We couldn't have been more pleased! Breck helped us solidify MobiLink as an appropriate tool for our task. We received a detailed explanation and demonstration of how MobiLink works. Breck helped us write our first scripts. Along the way, we received much needed help in our preparation to migrate to Sybase ASA version 10 and a number of helpful database tuning techniques. We appreciated Breck's good humor and his ability to work with us. His book is also a great resource for us.
Vice President of Software Engineering
Integrated Services Inc.
Foxhound is great! I've found it tremendously useful in being able to quickly look at
meaningful database performance / schema parameters without investing much time in
using disconnected technologies to get the same info or writing singular queries and
generating the data presentation. Within an hour, I've identified several areas in
my schema design that need improvement to maximize query performance.
I can also see where this application can be used in a mature product to
evaluate whether the existing schema is appropriately scaling. I ran it on
the HITS database and quickly saw the issues with our big tables that require
Once in a while, it's nice to find that diamond in the rough who understands
the work, cuts to the chase, and provides top-level quality. Breck Carter's
efforts have been the most productive and efficient consulting services
we've used to date. Breck's depth of knowledge, access to information, and
a superb technical book that answers most of the questions were critical to
our ASA and Mobilink development. And he has a sense of humor to keep it
all in perspective. All good things from RisingRoad....thanks.
Rick Greenwald, PhD
----- Forwarded by Steven McDowell/SYBASE on 04/27/2006 10:38 AM -----
Just a kindly message that Our Chinese Version of SQL Anywhere Studio 9 Developers Guide
originally by Breck Carter and localized by you has been printed for the second time.
I just got this message from local publisher. We printed 4,000 copies at the first time
and they are all sold out in the mid of March. The addtional 2,000 copies have been finished
last week. Hope this is helpful. Thanks again for your great help and support of such a wonderful work!
iAnywhere Developer Program
Our development team worked with RisingRoad to develop a new product offering based on
ASA and MobiLink. Their knowledge, experience and professionalism were essential to
the successful development and rollout of this product; the work was consistently on-time,
within budget, and of high quality. If you are looking for consulting services for
ASA and/or MobiLink, I highly recommend RisingRoad.
Director of Development
Thanks for the outstanding support and ideas on resolving our communication problems with
Adaptive Server 6.0.4. It was especially nice that you took the time to help us with an older
version of the software in lieu of suggesting we upgrade the software before trying to help us.
Your responses were timely, effective and right on key with the problem which made me look
pretty good when it was all over.
Keep up the good work and thanks again,
William Money / LAN Administrator
USAF Plant 42
From: Mark Culp
Subject: Re: Why isn't there a DDL command like Oracle's DESCRIBE?
Date: 25 Nov 2004 18:15:56 -0800
Check out Breck Carter's cool "RisingRoad Online Schema Display"
For those who know Breck Carter's many contributions to the SQL Anywhere
newsgroups, the high quality of this book will be no surprise. It is packed
with practical, detailed examples, and the author's expertise can be plainly
seen on each page.
iAnywhere Solutions Developer Community Technical Newsletter
Dear Mr. Carter,
We are sending this letter to acknowledge and thank you and RisingRoad staff for the
outstanding support given to our company during the analysis, programming and deployment
of our MobiLink server project.
We were most impressed with the way the RisingRoad team was able to blend with our staff,
adapting its technical way of developing to the cultural details of a multi-national and
multi-language environment. Not only did we achieve our goals but we did it in less time
and with better quality than was expected.
Another characteristic to praise in RisingRoad staff was the technology transfer, which
exceeded the most optimistic expectations. When your staff left us after finalizing the
project, our team was totally capable of assuming full maintenance of what was developed,
as well as to successfully continue the development and implementation of the other phases
of the project. We had no contractual issues, receiving more than what was planned with no
requests for over payment or renegotiations. As a user of outsourced services, we found it
quite rewarding to experience this behavior from a contractor.
A special thanks to you, as we could rely on your expertise, guidance and dedication during
the whole project. Since this project is vital for the company's business, we feel that we
received more than a consulting job - we were able to find a top notch professional with
whom we intend to continue partnering in future developments.
Please feel free to use this letter as a referral from us as well as using my contact data
for any future references you may need. You are authorized also to publish the letter in
your website or any written material to your clients.
Again, thank you and the RisingRoad staff for the excellent services rendered.
Director of Integrations
7415 NW 19th Street
Miami, FL 33126
The author's expertise and experience is evident on every page. This is an
Documentation Manager, iAnywhere Solutions.
I would like to congratulate you guys for creating such a clear and simple site
containing only relevant and detailed information; a rare situation in this day and age..
It's been a true pleasure visiting your website. I hope you keep up the good work!
It's nice to see professionals at work.
Mobile Developer, Evisor NV/SA
Breck's chapter of his book he sent us was very good. It
was very easy to understand the process of MobiLink and how all of the
pieces fit together. He used great examples that made it easier when
it came to writing the MobiLink scripts. He also laid out the
specifics of each script in a way that was easy to understand. He
seems to be very good at taking a complicated subject and explaining it
in a simplified manner. We should make sure this book is on our shelf
when it is published.
Jonathan P. Groves
Director of Emerging, Technologies Ferguson and Associates, Inc.
Your symptoms page is a great resource.
Thanks for the informative website!!!!
Robert A. Dreste, Bytronics Inc.
People love your web site.
Reg Domaratzki, Certified SQL Anywhere Associate, iAnywhere Solutions
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