Why I like Linq

September 25, 2013

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First off, I don’t spend much time learning cool new tools; I’m just too busy. But if a tool comes along that scratches an inch, I’m all over it. So for quite a while I didn’t bother with Microsoft’s Language-Integrated Query aka Linq.  Until I realized that it does a fantastic job of letting me […]

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SSMS for MySQL

September 23, 2013

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Lately Ive been using MySQL on an application that will go onto the internet.  Coming from a SQL Server background, I was more than a little concerned whether I was going to find a good alternative to SSMS (the SQL Server Management Management Studio).  I was pleased to find there were multiple options – one […]

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The iPhone For Those Without iPhones

March 2, 2011

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First, let me admit that I have a BlackBerry.  The reasons seemed good at the time, but that is neither here nor there.  My wife choose an iPhone, and while I attempted to pretend it wasn’t there, I had a pretty huge case of iPhone envy.  Make that iPhone App envy.  While I had one […]

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Initial thoughts on Windows Azure

February 14, 2011

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I’ve been experimenting with Azure for some time now.  It is an interesting architecture and has some real benefits – one being that when you create an account, behind the scenes Azure spins up 3 mirror instances: the primary, the backup, and the recovery, all in different data centers.  If the primary site goes down, […]

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Are Databases Really The Problem?

January 30, 2011

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I continue to hear why should use databases as little as possible, since they will slow down the application unacceptably. Frankly, I find this a poor excuse by people who should know better. Sure, it was true back in the days of classic ASP when developers were using Access as their backend database.  Putting Access […]

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A Methodology for the Common Man

January 24, 2011

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There are plenty of methodologies out there – some of which I agree with, some that make no sense to me.  One that I totally resonate with, and I think is a “must read” – especially for consultants and “mature” individuals is at http://tinyurl.com/49avfxb . I sincerely wish Id of read this long ago, and […]

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Wither Phone Development?

December 24, 2010

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Im sure there are many out there who feel that cell phone development is worth investigating, and I’m no different.  But what platform?  Lets face it, committing to developing for a phone can be a long and steep learning curve, so this is something we want to get right.  While my cell is a BlackBerry, […]

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