Bob Duffy's Blobby Blog

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November, 2007

Blog - About

About SQL Server, BI and Database Stuff

I've been around custom application development in Ireland for about 15 years. Currently I am focusing on helping enterprise customers with SQL Server, BI and dot.net technologies.

I live with my wife and four children (yes four all under 8!), in Sandyford my main hobbies are playing with SQL Server, wrestling with kiddies, playing and watching UFC, board games, strategy games. 

Hopefully I'll be posting articles that people might find interesting ;-)

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    JDBC: When Good Prepared Statements go Bad

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    I've been doing some performance comparisons of JDBC from Java with ADO.Net from Dot.net. One key thing that jumps out at me is JDBC tends to make more use of prepared statement, even to the point of abusing the poor thing.  I see some mid-tier manufacturer...
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    Providing Feedback on the Microsoft JDBC Driver

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    Thanks to everyone who was the the first Irish Java Developers Conferance ( http://ijtc.firstport.ie ). Hopefully there will be a repeat performance next year. Many people were surprised to see Microsoft at the event, I guess this is a sign of the times...
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    Remote Desktop 201 - Group Policy and auto log off

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    Just got this link to an article on using Group Policy to auto log off users and a whole rake of other settings - nice ;-) On something like a SQL Server I think this should be in a standard build. http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Managing...
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    Remote Desktop Tip 101

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    If like me you use remote desktop a lot and are constantly hitting the two user limit, here's a great tip. Add a second copy of the remote desktop to icon captioned "Remote Console" with the same path but an extra flag "/console". This will allow you...
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    The SQL CAT Team finds a new home

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    At last one of the most important blogs for those interested in VLDB has a dedicated site http://sqlcat.com/Default.aspx If you are implmenting a TB plus DWH or BI solution make sure you check out this site. The Customer Advisory Team is involved in...
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    Microsoft MVC Framework.

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    Scott Guthrie just recently announced the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Which is promises to bring similar benefits to Ruby on Rails, but looks to be mega extensible of of course be build completely on dot.net 3.5 Great video: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu...
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    Grails, Jasper and SSIS and err Meta Data Development

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    I'be been looking at Grails and I have to say it rocks, just off to buy the T-shirt now. I'm not sure if there is something quite as sexy in the dot.net world yet for RAD (someone flame me if there is !). The concepts of "Dont Repeat Yourself" is something...
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    Fog Creek Comes to Dublin

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    There's a great guest speaker coming to the IJTC (Joel Spolsky) who must be one of the most famous bloggers full stop. He wil be delivering the Key Notes for the IJTC event starting on the 8th. Even better there a raffle for a champagne reception...
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