FTP to DataBase



  • I'll keep this anonymous but what I will say is that I work for an Irish IT Department. We have outsourced our web development stuff for reasons I don't quite fathom. I got a phone call recently from our outsourced company that worried me a lot.

    We are in the odd situation that our outsourced company only do static web pages so anything that's dynamic we have to do ourselves and then send to them for skinning. I wrote a new simple app and sent off the details of the app and where the template files were to the contractors and heard nothing for a few months. I finally hear back and the conversation goes like this:

    Them: I'm working on the xxxxx app
    me: excellent ... what can I do for you?
    them: I can't find the stuff
    me: you got my email with the locations on the server?
    them: yes, but I can't see where the data goes
    me: it's stored in a database, the details were in my email
    them: a database ............ (long silence) ....... Ok .... where is that
    me: on the web server
    them: I can't see it
    me: the details are in the email
    them: I'm in here and I can't see it
    me: where are you?
    them: I've FTPed to the server with my Dreamweaver extension, I can use dreamweaver to read the database right?
    me: what?????
    them: I can use dreamweaver to read the database base because I have the FTP extension. You just have to tell me where on the server the file is.
    me: no, that's not how it works at all.
    me: half hour tutorial on database and our MySQL front end


    FTPing to a relational database with Dreamweaver .... what ever next!



  • @voyager said:

    I'll keep this anonymous but what I will say is that I work for the IT deparment in an Irish University. We have outsourced our web development stuff for reasons I don't quite fathom. I got a phone call recently from our outsourced company that worried me a lot.

    We are in the odd situation that our outsourced company only do static web pages so anything that's dynamic we have to do ourselves and then send to them for skinning.


    Boggling... check them out, I bet it'll be the dean's son or something.  I mean, how many capable web designers must there be in the student population who'd design when they should be revising in return for extra bandwidth to their room or something?

    My solution would be to send them paper sketches then build the app using the HTML they send, doing it the other way around is a bit odd.



  • @versatilia said:


    My solution would be to send them paper sketches then build the app using the HTML they send, doing it the other way around is a bit odd.


    And risk getting back a digitized photo of the paper sketch sitting on a wooden desk?  Nah, send them an unstyled static-HTML sample of what each type of page would look like.



  • @versatilia said:

    @voyager said:
    I'll keep this anonymous but what I will say is that I work for the IT deparment in an Irish University. We have outsourced our web development stuff for reasons I don't quite fathom. I got a phone call recently from our outsourced company that worried me a lot.

    We are in the odd situation that our outsourced company only do static web pages so anything that's dynamic we have to do ourselves and then send to them for skinning.


    Boggling... check them out, I bet it'll be the dean's son or something.  I mean, how many capable web designers must there be in the student population who'd design when they should be revising in return for extra bandwidth to their room or something?

    My solution would be to send them paper sketches then build the app using the HTML they send, doing it the other way around is a bit odd.


    Now we know where has been working Paula Bean...
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod



  • @Mike Rod said:


    Now we know where has been working Paula Bean...
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod


    I'm not quite understanding your first line.  Is that supposed to be "Now we know where Paula Bean has been working"? or "Now we know who has been working Paula Bean"?...



  • @Kadgar34 said:

    @Mike Rod said:

    Now we know where has been working Paula Bean...
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod


    I'm not quite understanding your first line.  Is that supposed to be "Now we know where Paula Bean has been working"? or "Now we know who has been working Paula Bean"?...


    I hear there are people on the internet for whom english is a second language.



  • @merreborn said:

    @Kadgar34 said:
    @Mike Rod said:

    Now we know where has been working Paula Bean...
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod


    I'm not quite understanding your first line.  Is that supposed to be "Now we know where Paula Bean has been working"? or "Now we know who has been working Paula Bean"?...


    I hear there are people on the internet for whom english is a second language.

    Who cares whether english is a first language?  And who cares whether a post is grammatically correct?

    Even in broken english, a post either makes sense or it doesn't.  In this case, the post didn't make sense. 



  • @mooney said:

    @merreborn said:

    @Kadgar34 said:
    @Mike Rod said:

    Now we know where has been working Paula Bean...
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod


    I'm not quite understanding your first line.  Is that supposed to be "Now we know where Paula Bean has been working"? or "Now we know who has been working Paula Bean"?...


    I hear there are people on the internet for whom english is a second language.

    Who cares whether english is a first language?  And who cares whether a post is grammatically correct?

    Even in broken english, a post either makes sense or it doesn't.  In this case, the post didn't make sense. 



    "Now we know where Paula Bean has been working"
    I'm glad the world is safe for now

    Mike Rod

    PS: I'm sorry, wrong translation from spanish. I don't know what happened to me, hehe

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