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    The one who keeps harrassing me about JDBC

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    You know who you are. We have finally publicly announced it; we will have a new JDBC driver for Sql Server 2005.
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    The Ruby bandwagon

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    Ok... I got to come clean, after reading Programming Ruby , I have become a big fan of Ruby. Now if someone would just port Ruby to .net...
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    Four books every software developer should be required to read.

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    I have decided to add Freakonomics to my list of books everyone in the industry should be required to read. The list now consists of: (In no particular order) Money Ball America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Freakonomics...
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    Audible.com & Pearson teaming up - it's about time!

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    This is great news . I have wanted this for quite some time. Now I just wonder what technical books will be available online and how effective it will be to listen to them instead of read them.
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    Better late then never…

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    I’m a little late… but I still wanted to congratulate the all the new MVPs . All also – all the old MVPS that got renewed for another year.
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    Arpan's response to the XQuery petition

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    Arpan has posted a nice response to Stylus Studio petition defending Microsoft's current position with respect to XQuery. I was personally lost when the petition used the term "XQuery developers". If my three years with the SqlXml team taught me anything...
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    System.Data new features/ changes in VS 2005 Beta 2

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    Carl Perry has done a nice job putting together a very complete list of what was added to or changed in VS 2005 - Beta 2 for System.Data. My personal favorite item being the merging of SqlClient and the Sql Server in-proc provider.
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    Stop, Drop, and Roll

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    A couple of weeks ago, I made a post that I thought some sort of client side data structure, which was designed to store projections of a domain model instances (both in memory and persisted in a data store), was a necessary part of any O/R framework...
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    Dataworks now has a group blog

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    My current group now has a team Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/dataaccess/ Alyssa Henry, our product unit manager provided a good description of the technologies which it will cover.
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    Iceman lives

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    Via Michael Brundage (the man without a blog): http://www.sky.com/showbiz/article/0,,50001-1174806,00.html
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    Nix the DataSet??????

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    Some interesting comments from my entry on new DataSet features… Please nix the DataSet from the framework entirely and re-focus on the domain-oriented data access work you were doing prior to Tech-Ed 04. If that's not possible, please have the Visual...
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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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    XSD gripe 3 - Substitution groups

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    I may be missing something here, but I really don't understand what problem/ scenarios the substitution group feature is trying to solve. I am unclear why Substitution groups are even needed. If an element Foo is the same type or a derived type of an...
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    Washington Ski Season - DOA

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    Because of the infamous "Pineapple Express", the Washington ski season has basically ended. See for yourself . This has been the worst season in my lifetime. However, we do have water rationing to look forward to this summer.
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    Is anyone really buying this?

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    A data layer is all about abstracting the explicit boundary between the application/ domain model and the persistence datasource. Although this boundary can never be totally transparent, the data layer does its best to expose the persistence data in a...
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    Note enough commute time

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    About a 1 ½ years ago, I decided to purchase an iPod and get a membership with audible.com (which I highly recommend) in an effort to “read” more. Since the birth of my second child in mid-2003, my amount of free leisure time had been drastically cut...
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    XSD gripe 2 – DataType hell

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    I know I am just the latest in a long line of people to “comment” on this subject – but I just wanted to give my two cents. I appreciate the fact that the XSD designers wanted to vastly enrich my datatype life. But why come up with a bunch of built-in...
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    The 12 days of XSD gripes – Gripe 1

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    Ok… before, I get started – a little background. I am basically now on my second dance with XSD. Back a couple of years ago I was working with it extensively as part of the SqlXml effort – particularly around the mapping technologies at that time. Then...
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    Fowler - The King

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    For the IoC amateurs (like myself) out there - Fowler has a very good introduction using the style of P of EAA. Also, some very good updates to P of EAA here . The amazing thing is this guy writes stuff faster then I can grok it.
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