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Advanced Basics: More On The LINQ Enumerable Class
The System.Linq.Enumerable class plays an important role in every LINQ query you create, making it possible to use querying semantics with objects that wouldn't otherwise support querying methods. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Ken Getz took you on a quick tour through half of the methods...
17 Sep 2008
Data Hierarchies With SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 supports a new data type, HierarchyID, that helps solve some of the problems in modeling and querying hierarchical information. In the September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , Kent Tegels introduces you to the HierarchyID data type by presenting a bill-of-materials implementation in SQL...
5 Sep 2008
September 2008 MSDN Magazine now online
The September 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online. Here's what's in the issue: Hierarchy ID: Model Your Data Hierarchies With SQL Server 2008 We explain how the new hierarchyID data type in SQL Server 2008 helps solve some of the problems in modeling and querying hierarchical information...
1 Sep 2008
Advanced Basics: The LINQ Enumerable Class
The Enumerable class plays an important role in every LINQ query you create. Because the Enumerable class's extension methods can process many other classes—including Array and List—you can use methods of the Enumerable class not only to create LINQ queries, but also to manipulate the behavior of arrays...
16 Jul 2008
SQL Server Data Services
SQL Server Data Services (SSDS) is a robust, scale-free data service that internally uses proven SQL Server technology and exposes its functionality over industry standard Web service interfaces. In the July 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , David Robinson introduces you to the basics of developing a data...
9 Jul 2008
Test Run: Testing SQL Stored Procedures Using LINQ
The need to test a program that accesses and manipulates a back-end SQL Server database is very common. In many such cases, the application interacts with the back-end data through the use of SQL stored procedures. In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , James McCaffrey shows you how to simplify SQL...
12 May 2008
Extreme ASP.NET: Controls for Silverlight and Data-binding
In the March 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine , in our Extreme ASP.NET column, Fritz Onion explains how the new ListView control can literally replace all other data-binding controls in ASP.NET . Fritz demonstrates how ListView makes several data-binding tasks much easier than they were with previous controls...
19 Mar 2008
Apply Test-Driven Development to your Database Projects
Visual Studio Team System Database Edition, also known as DBPro or Data Dude, introduced a product lifecycle methodology to database development. DBPro also introduced a database unit-testing designer that makes it easy to either generate or write T-SQL-oriented unit tests to verify database objects...
7 Mar 2008
Data Points: Designing an Entity Data Model
The Entity Framework is an exciting new technology for ADO.NET developers that enables you to view data using a logical model instead of a physical model. At the heart of the Entity Framework is the Entity Data Model (EDM), which defines the entity types, relationships and containers that developers...
13 Feb 2008
Uncover Hidden SQL Server Data to Optimize Application Performance
Many application performance problems can be traced to poorly performing database queries; however, there are many ways you can improve database performance. SQL Server 2005 gathers a lot of information that you can use to identify the causes of such performance issues. In the January issue of MSDN Magazine...
9 Jan 2008
Data Points: Common Table Expressions
Common Table Expressions (CTEs) can help improve the readability (and thus the maintainability) of SQL statements without compromising performance. They also make writing recursive code in T-SQL significantly easier than it was in previous versions of SQL Server. In the October issue of MSDN Magazine...
28 Sep 2007
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