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  • Testing SQL Server Code with TST

    by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 18, 2012 2

    Automated Testing (unit/integration) is an integral part of any agile development process. However a project with significant logic housed in database code creates severe constraints to writing unit level tests, especially if it is large, complex and depend on data. We will explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code.

  • CAP Twelve Years Later: How the "Rules" Have Changed

    by Eric Brewer on  May 30, 2012 8

    The CAP theorem asserts that any networked shared-data system can have only two of three desirable properties (Consistency, Availability and Partition Tolerance). In this IEEE article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions, thereby achieving some trade-off of all three.

  • Using Entity Framework to Successfully Target Multiple Databases

    by Yevhen Shchyholyev on  Jul 25, 2011

    Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite as well as SQL Server. It is intended to be useful to both developers using one of these databases for the first time as well as for those who regularly interaction with multiple databases.

Making Microsoft Sync Framework work with PostgreSql

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 18, 2011

Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 7

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

SQL Server Reporting Services and Working with Overlay Data

Posted by Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson on  Jun 11, 2009

Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 1

Using Ruby Fibers for Async I/O: NeverBlock and Revactor

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Aug 28, 2008

Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1

Java Object Persistence: State of the Union

Posted by Mike Keith, Ted Neward, Carl Rosenberger, Craig Russell on  Mar 06, 2008

Leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community. 2

Book Excerpt and Review: Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 27, 2007

InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.

Ruby on Rails case study: ChangingThePresent.org

Posted by Bruce Tate on  Mar 26, 2007

Popular author Bruce Tate reveals the technical details behind the extraordinary web 2.0 charity site, changingthepresent.org. 9

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