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Microsoft Velocity

Yes...another Microsoft Velocity post :) I've done several videos and talks about Velocity and I wanted to have a place to be able to put a good bit of that information here: Video on Installation & Configuration Video on Code Samples Sample Code Sample Application...

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Microsoft Velocity

Microsoft has been working on a great venture: "Velocity" . I have a great interest in that, since over the past couple of years I have been looking at ways to make cache be more effective for applications. I've started giving talks and demonstrations with Microsoft Velocity. Here are some...

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To NOLOCK Or Not?

I was having a discussion with another DBA the other day about a particular stored procedure. It was a paging stored procedure with a number of other tasks to do. He was adamant about me including the NOLOCK hint for the SELECT statements. He ranted a bit about how it was "best practice" to...

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Rachel Appel on Dynamic Data

One of the recent interviews for the ASPNETPodcast was with Rachel Appel on Dynamic Data . Rachel has been speaking on the ease of creating websites with Dynamic Data. Check out the podcast, but of course, check out Dynamic Data as well....

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Shreveport .Net User Group - 19 Jan 2009

I am speaking tonight at the Shreveport .Net User Group speaking on A New Approach to HttpRuntime.Cache Management . It is a relatively new user group, and I am glad to be one of the initial set of speakers for this area (number 4!). Since I went to school in Louisiana , I do have a fondness for assisting...

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Windows Azure Discussion

Wally McClure and I had a discussion about Windows Azure on the ASP.NET Podcast. We touch on e various issues that people may be considering when evaluating "the cloud" as a programming/deployment model. Have yourself a listen and let us know what you think!...

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FBI Code Cracking Contest

I saw that the FBI is hosting what it looks to be its second annual "Can You Crack A Code?" contest . First off, I didn't know they had a contest last year, so this is news to me. I find it interesting, most from the perspective that I don't find those government agencies to be that open with...

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New York City Code Camp III - 10 Jan 2009

I am talking on A New Approach to HttpRuntime.Cache Management . See the schedule here . There are details on the code camp website , but it is located at Microsoft's offices in Midtown Manhattan (1290 Avenue of the Americas between 51st/52nd Streets) on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 from 8am - 6pm. ...

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ASP.NET MVP Award for 2009

I received some great news right before the new year...I was chosen as a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET! I am sure the speaking engagements were a big help, some of the community activities I have been involved in, but I had tremendous support from many of the current MVPs out there, my new MVP lead Suzanna...

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Rate Mix Math Problem - An SQL Solution

Periodically people send me emails or some other form of a message asking me for help with problems that are facing. Since I have some proficiencies in mathematics, in some cases the problems tend to be very related to mathematics. One such problem came to me from someone I have never met, but know on...

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