February 13th, 2003, 01:46 AM
I'm glad to be back. I used to visit antionline up until about 3 years ago, when then something mysterious happened and I lost my bookmarks or something. That must have been the result of some as-of-yet-undiscovered subatomic particle rattling around inside my pc, but I digress.
I have been in charge of in-house application development and database management at a small company for about 5 years. As we have slowly moved away from CA-Clipper and dBase III+ tables, we have discovered the power of modern RDBMS systems and network applications--and have become acutely aware of the importance of security in such applications.
Lately, I have been developing mostly in Pascal (Delphi 5) -- but we have been examining the advantages and costs of moving to a free *nix platform.
I'm glad we have antionline to discuss developments in security/threats.