Monthly Archives: October 2005

ADO.NET Provider Model Fundamentals

I hope everyone is having a happy Halloween.  Nothing makes Halloween more fun than my 3 children all under the age of 5.  We’ve gone to the local pumpking festival, the community halloween party, the county halloween party, and now … Continue reading 

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Pro ADO.NET 2.0 Book Review

I finished the final chapter of Pro ADO.NET 2.0 last night and highly recommend it if you are looking for a book on ADO.NET. Read about it on Apress.   Summary Pro ADO.NET 2.0 is about half the thickness of an older … Continue reading 

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Builder Design Pattern – Part 2 of 3

As mentioned in my previous post, the DbConnectionStringBuilder Class mentioned in Pro ADO.NET 2.0 allows one to build a connection string in a very object-oriented, database agnostic way by setting properties on the class and calling ToString() to get a properly … Continue reading 

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Builder Design Pattern – Part I

Hurricane Wilma caused intermittent power problems the past couple of days, but now everything seems to be peachy keen.  She also caused me to miss my ever favorite event, A Taste of Sarasota, which has been postponed to an unannounced … Continue reading 

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Retina.NET v1.0.0.7

I am a big fan of O/R Mappers and Code Generation Tools to help me be more productive in my day-to-day programming. There are a lot of affordable O/R Mappers, such as WilsonORMapper, Codus, LLBLGen Pro, NHibernate, etc. that you … Continue reading 

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ASP.NET Security and ADO.NET

My wife and I finally wrapped up moving into our new home, which has been a very frustrating and tiresome couple of months.  Although I hate moving, the process of moving our stuff was actually the easy part.  The frustrating part … Continue reading 

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FreeTextBox v3.0.6 – Images are Embedded Resources – Excellent!

I am definitely late in the game, but I decided to upgrade to FreeTextBox v3.0.6 on a new project. In the past, all images, javascript, and XML files used with FreeTextBox were stored as external files on the web server.  It … Continue reading 

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