Monthly Archives: November 2006

Lambda Expressions in C# 3.0 – A little Extension Methods and LINQ Too…

Lambda Expressions in C# 3.0 – A little Extension Methods and LINQ Too… by David Hayden   I spent some time with Lambda Expressions in C# 3.0 last night, and they are extremely cool. I haven't played with Expression Trees … Continue reading 

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Extension Methods in C# 3.0

Last night I was reading an eBook, called LINQ for Visual C# 2005, that talked not only about LINQ, but a number of new features in C# 3.0 that make LINQ possible. One of the new features coming in C# … Continue reading 

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Recommendations for Getting Started with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Firebird, etc. Databases and ASP.NET?

In the very near future this may cause me to write several tutorials on using different open-source databases with ASP.NET, but for now I am just seeking guidance as I have only used Oracle and SQL Server on development projects. I planned to … Continue reading 

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SqlDoc for Documenting Databases – Currently in Beta from Red Gate

This weekend I wanted to investigate both SQL Doc from Red Gate Software and Data Dictionary Creator on CodePlex for documenting my databases. My goal is to find something I can run from a command line as part of the … Continue reading 

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Expert .NET Delivery Using NAnt and CruiseControl.NET Book Review

Over the past month I have been spending a lot of time with NAnt. It is used a lot on my development teams, but I have never been the one responsible for configuring and integrating it into the build process. … Continue reading 

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Generating Database Scripts Using SQL Server Management Studio

This should be filed under the category, "I am the only one who missed this!" All this time I was questioning why SQL Server Management Studio wouldn't allow me to generate Database Scripts for all the objects in a database. This was … Continue reading 

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Generating Documentation using Sandcastle During the Build Process

It took me a head-scratching 2 hours, but last night I incorporated Sandcastle in the build process to generate some decent looking documentation for a personal project. This is probably old school to many of you, but this is my … Continue reading 

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SQL Refactor Rocks!

I am creating a test database this afternoon that I can use with my integration tests, and while doing so, I tried out SQL Refactor.   Cleaning Up a Simple Stored Procedure I had a very simple stored procedure I needed to … Continue reading 

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Provider Model Revisited – Love It, Hate It, Or Indifferent?

I remember when the provider model first came out and how I latched onto it like a duck on a june bug Many of the applications delivered to customers soon after its introduction used the provider model, especially for the data … Continue reading 

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Using the new and class keywords with .NET Generics

The other day I was digging through some source code and stumbled upon something similar to this:   public class ObjectFactory<T> where T : new() { public T Construct() { return new T(); } }   I was curious what the generic constraint … Continue reading 

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