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Monthly Archives: April 2005

DTS migration to SSIS

From Tom Rizzo’s blog, here is some news I knew I would have to go looking for sooner or later but I just haven’t had time to go research SSIS regarding what’s going to be involved in converting DTS packages. … Continue reading 

Posted in Sql Development | 1 Comment

A few changes from Beta 1 to Beta 2 when writing code for SQLCLR

First of all, if you only downloaded the standard Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2, you will have have available the “New Sql Project”.  You must download the VSTS in order to get the professional version where you will find sql … Continue reading 

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What design patterns are you using?

On our forums somebody posted about trying to implement an n-tier solution, which quickly led into a comment from Jake on design patterns. So, I’d like to do a little survey.  What design pattern(s) dominate your software models?  What are … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Patterns and Practices | 8 Comments

Refactoring pattern quiz number 1 answered

Here is how to refactor (or at least how I refactor, there are other ways) this example I posted earlier.  The class Foo can pretty much be implemented however you want.  In my case, I wanted to get the number … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Patterns and Practices, TDD | 3 Comments

Refactoring pattern quiz number 1

Here is a pattern I’m sure we all see quite a bit. Nothing wrong with it really. Small, clean, simple. However, when you take into context the fact that the following code is part of an entire program used to … Continue reading 

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What happened to New Sql Project in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2?

Ok, this is pretty annoyning.  I have Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 installed along with Sql Server 2005 April CTP.  So I want to create a new stored procedure in C# to use in sql server.  Click New/Project and look … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Sql Development | 3 Comments

CodeBetter Public Forums Are Now Online

I have just put up our initial set of forums here at CodeBetter! You will see mostly general and most often discussed forums surrounding .Net and Sql Server technologies. I’m sure I’ll be adding more in the near future, such … Continue reading 

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Scott Dockendorf speaking about Test-Driven Development

Monday, May 02, 2005 in Oklahoma City, OK. Speaker: Scott Dockendorf speaking about Test-Driven Development .NET Today In this session, “Test-Driven Development & .NET Today!”, Scott will provide an overview of Test-Driven Development (“TDD”), and it’s role in improving software … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Patterns and Practices, TDD | 1 Comment

A nice thing about Sql Server 2005 Express and RANU

There are some new features around SQL Server Express 2005 (SSE) which allow you to treat your database just like a file. You can add the .MDF file to your project and then when you go to deploy your app … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Sql Development | 5 Comments

Oklahoma City bombing 10th Anniversary

This is not of techinal nature, but wanted to post anyways here for you all to read.  For those of us who live in Oklahama City, today is a day of rememberance, as it is for all Americans.  9:02 CST … Continue reading 

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