Monthly Archives: April 2006

SQL Dependency Tracker by Red Gate Software – First Look

Red Gate just released SQL Dependency Tracker, which is a sweet looking tool to visually track database and cross-database object dependencies. It’s nice to be able to point it to a table, for example, and get a quick visual representation … Continue reading 

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SQL Server 2005 XML DML ( Data Manipulation Language ) and the XML Data Type

In my previous post, SQL Server 2005 Example: Http Endpoints, XML Data Type, XQuery, XML Schema Collection, XML Indexes, I presented an example of using various new SQL Server 2005 XML features that allowed me to search the indexes of … Continue reading 

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Problems with Copy Web via FTP in VS 2005 – Losing My Mind…

I am sure I am missing something really simple here since nobody else appears to have the problem, but I am having one heck of a time copying web files using the Copy Web via FTP functionality built into VS … Continue reading 

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SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Recipes Book Review

I spend a great deal of time working with SQL Server and find I need at least three solid books associated with SQL Server A succinct, easy to use, and up-to-date reference guide for SQL Server and T-SQL. A programmer’s guide to SQL Server that … Continue reading 

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ReSharper 2.0 Beta Available for Download

I swung over to JetBrains to download the new maintenance release of dotTrace for my laptop and I happened to see the following under What’s New: ReSharper 2.0 Beta is available for download. Details >> I don’t think I have … Continue reading 

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SQL Server 2005 Example: Http Endpoints, XML Data Type, XQuery, XML Schema Collection, XML Indexes

This is an example I presented at the last Sarasota .NET Developer Meeting during my SQL Server 2005 Presentation. It provides a glimpse at two new features in SQL Server 2005: Http Endpoints and the XML Data Type. It also … Continue reading 

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Sarasota Florida .NET Developers: SQL Server 2005 and Enterprise Library 2.0

I’ll be giving back-to-back presentations this upcoming Monday, April 17th, at 6pm to the Sarasota .NET Developers Group on SQL Server 2005 and Enterprise Library 2.0. After a weekend of fun in the sun, let’s get together on Monday evening to see how we … Continue reading 

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JetBrains dotTrace 1.1.2 Maintenance Release

Looks like JetBrains just released a 1.1.2 maintenance release for dotTrace.  It has a few bug fixes and cosmetic changes as well as a new feature that looks interesting: Integration with ReSharper unit test runner for ReSharper 2.0-beta and higher. … Continue reading 

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Creating XML Schema from XML Data

When developing in Visual Studio, sometimes I forget where the features in Visual Studio end and where the features in my add-ins, like ReSharper, CodeRush, etc, begin. Sometimes I will think Visual Studio can do something and it turns out it … Continue reading 

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Business Value of XHTML and Valid Markup?

I spent the better part of a day changing the UI of a client’s website to: Maximize Search Engine Optimization Ensure Valid XHTML Markup Although I fully understand the value of proper search engine optimization and can actually measure its … Continue reading 

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