May 2003 - Posts

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Entity: why do some people who write IT books re-invent definitions? by FransBouma

Paul Gielens blogged about a possible misunderstanding about the term 'Entity'. Reading his text it appears as if the general term 'Entity' has changed recently. The reason: Eric Evans created a different definition. Let me be blunt here: if a definition...
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A quick update on LLBLGen Pro by FransBouma

You might have heared about the DAL generator I released last year, LLBLGen , which as a surprise to me, became a worldwide success (over 25,000 downloads). I'm currently busy developing its big brother LLBLGen Pro, which should be released later this...
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My wish-list for the next Visual Studio.NET release by FransBouma

I'm now working for a week or so with VS.NET 2003 and it has some neat features that version 2002 didn't have which are, well, neat to have, but also started me thinking why they are implemented the way they are and why there is so much ground left untouched...
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Don't try to re-invent the browser, please. by FransBouma

I saw several "Is IE dead?" blogs and most recently DonXML's blog about this subject and I really think this discussion is not focussing on the real issue. What's the problem with current browsers? It's not that they can't render version ABC of a given...
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Firebird .NET data provider v1.0 released by FransBouma

Yesterday, the Firebird team released their .NET provider for the Open Source database Firebird (based on the Interbase code). The provider is also open source and of course free. I haven't played with the Firebird database recently but according to the...
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Quick note from the HN-rehab center by FransBouma

A quick note on the Hungarian Notation/Coding blog I wrote this morning and which was food for some good replies from Patrick and Chad . I now am a full day clean , that is, no Hungarian Notated member variable or parameter left my fingertips. The arguments...
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Farewell, beloved Hungarian Coding. by FransBouma

Today, is a memorable day for me. This morning I had to bite the bullet: get rid of my Hungarian Coding style in C#. Not because I hate Hungarian Coding, on the contrary: I love it, but because I have to. The reason for this is that when you want to sell...
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Concurrency Control Methods. Is there a silver bullet? by FransBouma

Which concurrency control method do you use most of the time? "First Save Wins" ? (optimistic locking in ADO.NET) "Last Save Wins" ? (Overwrite the row, no matter what). Ever wondered what the difference between the two is when it comes to efficiency...
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Microsoft gets Database Performance crown back! by FransBouma

On May 20, HP regained the TPC-C performance crown for non-clustered (you know, "Big Iron") , using Microsoft Windows server 2003 Datacenter Edition and SqlServer 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit. It almost also nailed the clustered (you know, "Little Iron...
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"Framework-Hell"-solution is here: ISV's can upgrade to VS.NET 2003 without pain. by FransBouma

Yesterday I blogged about a problem ISV's can run into when they are selling .NET class libraries compiled with Visual Studio.NET 2003 to customers using Visual Studio.NET 2002. Today I've found a solution, which seems to be used by other ISV's already...
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