January, 2006

  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Goodbye, My Friend

    I guess the other shoe has finally dropped at Borland. Chief Scientist Danny Thorpe has left. He jumped ship for Google in December . I received the news with mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s a terrible, perhaps fatal, loss for Borland. On the other...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Memory-mapped files and how they work

    A key Windows facility that’s been available since NT shipped is the support of memory-mapped files. A memory-mapped file is a file that has been mapped (i.e., not copied) into virtual memory such that it looks as though it has been loaded into memory...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Memory-mapped files and SQL Server

    Continuing the discussion from yesterday about memory-mapped files, how do they affect SQL Server? Every DLL referenced by the server (Windows libs, Net Libraries, C RTL libs, etc.), every DLL they reference, and so forth, requires virtual memory address...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    More on Borland, Danny Thorpe, etc.

    There's been some churn over in the newsgroups re: my post yesterday about my concerns over Borland's future. I decided to respond over there, and I thought it might make sense to repeat that post here for anyone else who took issue with the post. For...
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