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Regex Precompilation in Practice

From the previous post on this subject, I thought I would explain in detail how to put this into use in a project. We implemented this in Community Server for the 2008 release, and we saw some great improvement in our startup times. We had well over 100 regular expressions throughout our codebase. Of...

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Regex Precompilation

I was watching Twitter today and saw Elijah Manor posted a link to a post titled Improve your code: Regex creation is expensive . In the article it discusses using Regexes as class level static readonly members and to use RegexOptions.Compiled. Now, the compilation part I agree with, just not in the...

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SQL Profiler Command Line Options

I find it very helpful that when I am developing applications that use a database to see what is being sent to the database. Now, let’s be clear – I think anyone that does any development against a SQL Server database should be aware of SQL Profiler and can use its basic functionality. So, to help speed...

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Introduction to SQL Profiler

Many times I see web developers using many tools to help them with their day to day duties. WebDevs use VS.Net, stripped down text editors, CSS tools, JavaScript tools, browser plug-ins…the list is never-ending. Not to mention the languages (ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.) One thing typically in common...

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CodeCampRDU 15 Nov 2008 - My Thoughts

I traveled to Raleigh, NC for CodeCampRDU this weekend. This was my second code camp, and I did my best to use fewer slides that my first code camp presentation. :) I spoke about HttpRuntime Cache and methods to ensure saving/loading data into cache is threadsafe. I had fewer people attend this talk...

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SSMS Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

There has been some discussion about shortcuts to SQL Server metadata on some of the mailing lists I am on. I thought I'd share the shortcuts I use on a daily basis with people. Now for my listing. I'll include the defaults from SQL Server already. To get to the shortcut menu, click on Tools...Options...

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Reflections on NotAtPDC

This last week was exciting in many ways. Last Sunday night (26 Oct) there was quite a bit of chatter on Twitter about Microsoft PDC . This is a great thing for PDC - free publicity! But, there were of course many people that were "Not At PDC" - and were talking about it. So much so that myself...

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in.telligent Conference 2008

This week Telligent hosted in.telligent 2008 . It was a great success, and I am glad to have met so many people that are interested and dedicated to the idea that social networking software is a major business driver. I was able to meet many of our customers, partners, and even several people that I...

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Trim custom characters in a SQL string

Someone on one of the SQL Server lists I subscribe to proposed a question earlier today - How do you trim leading and trailing characters? In this case, the desired string was a numerical string, and the character to trim was a period. There were several responses to that question. I felt compelled to...

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Pragmatic Beer - Dallas

Scott Watermasysk was talking to me about having a Pragmatic Beer event in Dallas next week while he was in town. So, if you are in town and interested please let us know by replying....

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