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  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 3

    Today, as we write application code we generally are not dealing with immutable state/data, we are applying application logic to state/data so that it transforms from one known state to another known state in a consistent, all or nothing fashion. Today, when performing this in code that does not involve...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 2

    In general, when we think of Transactions we tend to think of database transactions. Databases are a great example of how a data server can implement transactions and therefore handle concurrency, provide isolation and provide consistency. The concept of what constitutes a Transaction expands beyond...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 1

    When thinking about Transactions, I think it is fair to say that Transactions are one of the most powerful and frequently used paradigms in Enterprise Computing today. With Transactions, we have a collection of patterns that deal with how concurrency management and recovery control can be handled in...
  • Blog Post: Volatile Transactions & In-Memory Transactions - do they have ACID, ACId or ACI properties?

    In my last blog posting, How should we think of Transactions ? I mentioned Volatile transactions and how I currently think they can be perceived in different ways! Do they have ACID, ACId or ACI properties? In case you do not know what Volatile Transactions (aka In-Memory Transactions) are, they are...
  • Blog Post: Windows 64-bit Hands-On Training & Windows 64-bit Compatibility Workshops

    From Jan till July of next year, the Route64 Training Tour is visiting over 20 cities providing: Windows 64-bit Hands-On Training is a 3-day training designed to provide the most comprehensive contents of of what it takes to fully leverage Windows on 64-bit processors. At the completion of this training...
  • Blog Post: Back to my VC++, COM and ATL days and that oh so humble string

    A few months back I was working on a nice little project that had to be developed in VC++ to meet the customer’s requirements. One of the goals of the project was to make extensive use of the Internet Explorer Web browser control. So with that in mine, I had to blow the dust off my ATL 3.0 programming...
  • Blog Post: How to enable network DTC access in Windows Server 2003

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817064/EN-US/
  • Blog Post: MSDN Online Chat: Upgrading COM Applications to .NET with Visual C++ 2005

    Many applications consume and expose COM interfaces as their object models today. And .NET has tools such as tlbimp, tlbexp and COM Interop support for RCWs and CCWs to help integrate managed code with COM objects. In addition, there are also a number of options in C++ unavailable to other languages...
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