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TinySQL - small and handy SQL script which can quickly generate consistent code snippet.
TinySQL is small and handy SQL script which can quickly generate consistent code snippet that you can paste in your project. It basically operates by reading schema of provided table and applying template to each column of table in order to generate code snippet. With TinySQL, you can create complete or specific portion of business class, business service, or data access layer. You can also generate repetitive code snippet like storing all DataReader columns into respective property of business object, ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:02 AM

Working with hierarchyid Data in SQL Server 2008 R2
Managing a Tree Using hierarchyid ---------------------------... Although a hierarchyid column does not necessarily represent a tree, an application can easily ensure that it does. When generating new values, do one of the following: Keep track of the last child number in the parent row. Compute the last child. Doing this efficiently requires a breadth-first index. Enforce uniqueness by creating a unique index on the column, perhaps as part of a clustering ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 1:41 PM

free upcoming Webcast is a part of Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Ecosystem Series
The Web, Cloud and SaaS models are changing the computing world forever, and us, the developers will have to adjust and serve this trend. One of the biggest challenges is moving software assets that were developed for desktop architecture to the new deployment models. Just imagine that you could Copy/Paste your .NET code into a development framework , do some minor adjustments into multi users environment, decide whether you want to retain your desktop user interface (it could be ported 1:1 ) or ......

Posted On Thursday, July 8, 2010 3:33 PM

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Posted On Wednesday, July 7, 2010 5:06 PM

Rollback in Oracle and SQL Server
I have an Oracle background. It was interesting to see how rollback handled in Oracle and SQL Server. There is no begin trans in Oracle. What oracle does is it will store the data in a temporary area called the rollback segments. Untill your issue the commit command the records will be kept there. You can even rollback your update statement by issuing the rollback command. When you issue the commit command the records in the rollback segments are written to the redo log files. The same logic for ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:45 AM

FILESTREAM in SQL Server 2008 R2
Much data is unstructured, such as text documents, images, and videos. This unstructured data is often stored outside the database, separate from its structured data. This separation can cause data management complexities. Or, if the data is associated with structured storage, the file streaming capabilities and performance can be limited. FILESTREAM integrates the SQL Server Database Engine with an NTFS file system by storing varbinary(max) binary large object (BLOB) data as files on the file system. ......

Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:50 AM

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
I was thrilled to find a free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2,by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner The purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Great info and they are sharing it for free. Feel free to follow the authors and ask quesitons on Twitter. @RossMistry @StaciaMisner Here is the link to the book: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mic... ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1:32 PM

HOW-TO: Creating a compelling cover letter and Movement On Your Resume.
Technorati Tags: Leadership Many folks are looking for job now. There are 2 very interesting articles on jobadviceblog.com about how to write a cover letter and spice up the resume. Hope, it will help IT friends around the world. HOW-TO: Creating a compelling cover letter http://jobadviceblog.com/?p... Movement On Your Resume. http://jobadviceblog.com/?s... ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 16, 2009 9:30 AM

The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value - Harvard Business Press, 2009
Technorati Tags: Leadership Too many CIOs get bogged down discussing budgets. Instead, they should discuss the value the IT organization adds to the enterprise. In The Real Business of IT, Richard Hunter and George Westerman reveal that the cost mind-set stems from IT leaders' inability to communicate about the business value they create-so CIOs get stuck discussing budgets rather than their contributions to the organization. The authors explain how IT leaders can combat this mind-set by first using ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 10:50 PM

Creating Passion-Driven Teams: How to Stop Micromanaging and Motivate People to Top Performance
Technorati Tags: Leadership Can passion be taught? Can it be fostered? The answer is yes. But perhaps more accurately, a team leader must create the right conditions for passion to emerge. Those conditions must be nurtured, not unlike a gardener creating the right conditions for his plants to flourish. Make your job easier. Get the inside scoop on the secrets of success that motivate teams to top performance. In the matrix of workplace roles and responsibilities, managers are pivotal to corporate ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 10:43 PM

Writing a Clean Code.
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies Clean Code is divided into three parts. The first part are the principles, patterns, and practices of writing clean code. The second part consists of several case studies of increasing complexity. Each case study is an exercise in cleaning up code—of transforming a code base that has some problems into one that is sound and efficient. The third part is the payoff: a single chapter containing a list of heuristics and “smells” gathered ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 8:09 PM

Microsoft Application Architecture Guide - by Microsoft Patterns & Practices Team
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies This guide is available online in the MSDN Library and as a Microsoft Press book, ISBN# 9780735627109, that you can purchase through local and online booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and BORDERS. The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more quickly and with less risk; it provides guidance for ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 7:36 PM

Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies Endorsed by all major vendors (Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP), SOA has quickly become the industry standard for building next-generation software; this practical guide shows readers how to achieve the many benefits of SOA Begins with a look at the architectural principles needed to create successful applications and then goes on to examine the process for designing services ......

Posted On Sunday, December 13, 2009 10:47 AM

Top 3 books/publications in the field of Enterprise & IT Architecture
Technorati Tags: Application Architecture and Design Strategies Top 3 books in the field of Enterprise & IT Architecture “Enterprise Architecture” The book presents a comprehensive approach to EA with a simple and well structured theoritectal foundation and practical details. Opt’land, Martin, Proper, Erik, Waage, Maarten, Cleo, Jeroen, Steghuis, Claidia 2009, , Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg ISBN 978-3-540-85232-2 "Enterprise Architecture 100 Success Secrets" “There has never been an Enterprise ......

Posted On Friday, December 11, 2009 2:51 PM

Extending SharePoint Beyond Document Management free webinar
Technorati Tags: SharePoint Extending SharePoint Beyond Document Management This webinar teach how we can leverage SharePoint to automate manual, paper-based business processes. Mike Fitzmaurice, Nintex Vice President of Technology and former SharePoint evangelist at Microsoft, will review advanced workflow technologies that leverage SharePoint document libraries to initiate and manage custom processes. Biscom’s John Lane will overview how incoming paper documents can be captured in SharePoint and ......

Posted On Friday, December 11, 2009 1:50 AM

6 Silverlight 4 Beta Hands On Labs
Technorati Tags: Silverlight 6 Silverlight 4 Beta Hands On Labs are available on: http://silverlight.net/lear... ......

Posted On Friday, December 11, 2009 12:22 AM

Silverlight 4 Training Course
Technorati Tags: Silverlight,Tutorials Silverlight 4 Training Course The Silverlight 4 Training Course includes hands-on-labs, a video and a whitepaper designed to help you learn about the new features in Silverlight 4 focusing on three major areas: Enabling Business Application Development, Empowering Richer Experiences and Moving Beyond the Browser. Some of the new highly anticipated features include Printing, WebCam and Microphone support, custom right-click, rich text, HTML support and access ......

Posted On Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:56 PM

New to Silverlight?
Technorati Tags: Silverlight Microsoft Silverlight helps us to create rich web applications that run on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. On this site we can get an overview about silverlight, view samples, video tutorials and get info about silverlight books. http://silverlight.net/ ......

Posted On Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:55 PM

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