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PostgreSQL Master Joins Crew

Greg Sabino Mullane joined End Point in October and brings with him a broad expanse of knowledge regarding databases of all kinds. But while Greg is highly proficient in working with MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, his greatest database passion is for PostgreSQL. According to Greg, "PostgreSQL is a true open-source alternative to Oracle. It's powerful, easy to use, highly extensible, very standards-compliant, and has a support community Oracle and the others can't match."

Greg is one of just a few "major developers" in the PostgreSQL community and has contributed substantial code to the current PostgreSQL product. He's also the primary developer of the DBD::Pg module, which bridges PostgreSQL and his favorite coding language, Perl. Says Greg, "It's great working for a company like End Point that recognizes the advantages of PostgreSQL and actively encourages its use."

Greg is also skilled in developing compact, efficient code. He recently rewrote and expanded database update scripts to connect to a remote SOAP server for an End Point client. Efficiency of the project was enhanced by Greg refactoring existing code into a single object-oriented module.

Previous to coming to End Point, Greg worked at the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, he wrote complex Perl scripts and worked with very large datasets. His work contributed to the institute's efforts to better understand the human genome and such aims as developing gene therapy treatments to counter rare serious diseases.

End Point is excited about the kind of work that Greg has already proven himself capable of since joining the company.

(Author: Brian Dunn)

End Point Launches New Website

End Point rang in the new year with a brand new corporate website at endpoint.com!

This new site replaces a design that served End Point through five years of rapid growth. The new site will help propel the company into its next stage by highlighting End Point's depth and breadth of expertise, the company's dedication to providing excellent customer service, and our belief in innovative technological solutions.

Visitors to the site can now get a better, more-telling picture of End Point as a company, can learn the company's background, and can get to know the world-class developers who make up our engineering team.

As part of our devotion to technology, the site now includes regularly appearing Technology News updates that investigate new technologies and assess their usefulness and potential benefit for End Point clients.

We're excited about the way the new site represents our company and are proud of the positive message of broad capability and client satisfaction it conveys.

(Author: Brian Dunn)

End Point's New HQ

We've moved! To help accommodate our company's growth and progress, we've moved our headquarters to roomier offices in Manhattan's Flatiron District at 920 Broadway.

The new office provides End Point with a congenial meeting space as well as state-of-the-art work facilities for the engineers and other personnel working there. It also provides End Point with room for expansion that addresses the company's intent to hire additional developers in the New York area.

Our new full address is End Point Corporation, 920 Broadway Suite 701, New York, NY 10010. Our phone number remains (212) 929-6923.

(Author: Brian Dunn)