Monthly Archives: December 2005

How Sql Server 2005 bypasses the 8KB row size limitation

Here I talked about row size limitations and using varchar versus nvarchar data in Sql Server.  Now, lets look at what you can do in Sql Server 2005 that allows you to surpase the 8KB row size limit. Sql Server … Continue reading 

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Database Basics Quick Note – The difference in Varchar and Nvarchar data types

I saw the following question posted on a forum and left the answer for the poster.  I thought I would share it with you all as I am in the process of the Database Basics posts, and this ties in. “What is … Continue reading 

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Database Basics Part One – The ACID Model

In an effort to provide information for those of you who are newcomers to databases, especially with the wonderul new Sql Server Express, I have committed myself to about half a dozen posts or so targeted directly at you to … Continue reading 

Posted in Database Basics, Most Popular, Patterns and Practices, Sql Development | 4 Comments

Happy Holidays

On behalf of CodeBetter, we’d all like to wish everybody a safe and wonderful holiday season.  We are looking forward to a great and eventful new year, and hope you continue to follow us as we gain and share knowledge … Continue reading 

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A developer’s frame of thought

A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting in Switzerland.  They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out … Continue reading 

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I am Maximus!

Every once in awhile, these are fun to do. You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus’s assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping … Continue reading 

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Wouldn’t you like to respond to your user’s issues and bug reports like this?

Sometimes you get some really funny issues reported to you from users of your website or application.  And every once in awhile, you’d just LOVE to give them back some smart-ass solutions and remarks regarding those comments.  Well, that is … Continue reading 

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Class designer is leaving something to be desired – data persistence.

I’m sure most .Net developers have played around with the class designer some at this point.  Its a great tool for visualizing class structures, interfaces, implementations and relationships, as well as creating new classes.  Personally, I’m still a “type it … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development | 8 Comments

Making modal dialog windows work in ASP.Net the easy way

This is an old solution to an old problem, but since somebody asked me if I knew how to solve this problem, I thought I’d post the solution here to make it easier for people to find in the future. … Continue reading 

Posted in .Net Development | 25 Comments