Man vs Code

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February, 2005

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    DataSet feature requests

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    We have begun the initial planning for the next version of the DataSet (post VS 2005). If you have a feature you would like to see, let me know. I can also pass on feature requests for other components in System.Xml and ADO.net to the proper folks.
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    The Next Karate Kid

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    Maybe this movie was better then first thought? With two time oscar winner Hillary Swank + I am sure Pat Morita is right on the cusp of something big. It seems like with the big oscar win for Eastwood with Million Dollar Baby – that he should have to...
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    Everybody's favorite topic - NULL

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    In V1 of .net, value types could not be null. Since, this was contradictory to relational databases use of null, the DataSet needed to have a concept of nullable value types – hence DBNull was invented. DBNull is simple type in the System namespace. It...
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    Dataset performance improvements in frameworks V2

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    System.Data.DataSet contains some very significant performance improvements over prior versions – particularly for large result set scenarios. In particular, Highly efficient Binary Remoting -- For large Dataset, orders of magnitude better than v1.x Row...
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    The wrong Farrell to play Sonny Crockett.

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    When I first saw the headline , I mistakenly thought the fine actor Will Ferrell had been hired to play Crockett. I wonder if the soundtrack is going to have any Phil Collins or Glen Frey songs… somehow I doubt it.
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    Maverick support.

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    One of the (not so intentional) assumptions built into the mapping schema technologies of SqlXml is that the hierarchy of the target Xml roughly matched the PK/ FK relationships on the underlying relation source. In other words, elements are mapped to...
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    Xml team speaks on SOAP versus REST debate

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    Some interesting comments from my old team.
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