Microsoft Sync Framework is used for occasionally connected clients, for peer-peer applications, and other applications where data needs to be synchronized between multiple data stores. While it doesn’t include providers for non-Microsoft databases, the framework makes it easy to add that support. Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates using PostgreSql.
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration. Scout offers default alerts to help administrators understand how the application is behaving under various loads as well as allowing developers to create plugins to extend Scout.
In this article, Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson tackle the problem of generating reports in SQL Server Reporting Services when the source is scanned images and other supplied formats yet a fixed layout report or pixel perfect report is the desired outcome.
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
Leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community. 2
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.
Popular author Bruce Tate reveals the technical details behind the extraordinary web 2.0 charity site, changingthepresent.org. 9