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Monthly Archives: June 2005

Information on RAID configurations

RAID stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.  RAID levels that exists are levels 0 – 7, but the most popular are 0,1,3 and 5.  I will give a brief overview of those levels below. RAID provides you with redundancy … Continue reading 

Posted in Hardware, Most Popular | 14 Comments

A new blogging community and a new feed to add to my rss aggregator.

Looks like its time to add a new group feed to my aggregator.  DevAuthority.Com, a Dave Balzer site, is taking some of the DNJ bloggers who are fed up with the ongoing issues DNJ has been having for awhile now.  He apparently … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development | 1 Comment

A look into the a workday of an XP developer

A day in the life of an XP developer is pretty easy to understand.  There isn’t much involved.  Because developers are relieved from making any business decisions, this saves time.  Because a customer is readily available to ask questions when … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Extreme Programming, Patterns and Practices, Sql Development, TDD | 4 Comments

Welcome Jeffrey Palermo to CodeBetter!

A big fat warm welcome to Jeffrey Palermo, the newest (and a great, I might add) addition to the CodeBetter team!  I’ve been a long time reader of Jeffrey’s, and am looking forward to the intelligence, ideas and overall conversations … Continue reading 

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

Create a web service directly from Sql Server 2005 using an HTTP Endpoint

What is an HTTP Endpoint in Sql Server?  Well, it is a way to create a usable interface using HTTP or TCP for SOAP, T-Sql, Service Brokering and a few other things.  I’m just going to tell you, quick and … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Sql Development | 20 Comments

System.NullReferenceException – Object reference not set to an instance of an object. 3 common causes in VB.Net.

Every once in awhile, you come across this exception: System.NullReferenceException – “Object reference not set to an instance of an object.”  You see people asking about this everywhere; about why are they getting this error.  Below are a few common … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Most Popular, Patterns and Practices | 164 Comments

Changes and enhancements to full text indexing in Sql Server 2005

Sql Server 2005 brings some good enhancements to full-text searching capabilities.  But why would you want to use full-text searches?  Well, it is not always the case where people are given a drop down box of choices to choose from … Continue reading 

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Reflecting back on the greatest job in the world

It is wonderful to be a developer. I’ve spent the last 11 years doing the whole jack-of-all-trades thing. Everything from telephony to Clipper, multi-terabye RAIDs for Sql Server databases to Visual FoxPro windows apps, Perl to COM, networking to .Net … Continue reading 

Posted in Generalities | 17 Comments

Cancelled my trip to DevCon 2005 in Dallas

I had a personal situation come up today and I won’t be going to DevCon in Dallas this week.  Actually, you won’t hear from me until next week.  See ya then! P.S.   Apologies to all those I was going … Continue reading 

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Some managed code analysis tools

In response to a comment on this post, here are couple of source code analysis tools for managed code: NDepend – Free – NDepend analyses .NET assemblies of an application and generates design quality metrics. Complexity Analyzer –  Costs Money – Automatically compute … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development, Most Popular, Patterns and Practices | 2 Comments