Simon Ince's Blog

Ramblings of a gadget freak

October, 2007

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    Common Table Expressions, Reversed

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    There was an interesting question left on my last post entitled Hierarchies WITH Common Table Expressions . Basically in this post I showed a couple of ways that you can use SQL Server 2005’s new “Common Table Expressions” (the “WITH” SQL statement) to...
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    Loving LINQ

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    I have to say, I love how easy it is to do SQL-like expressions over collections of objects with LINQ... If we have two simple classes that define our data; class Person { public int Id { get ; set ; } public string Name { get ; set ; ...
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    WPF Composite Client

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    Some top news has been circulating over the past few days or so - Glenn Block has a good summary . Basically there are plans for p&p to produce guidance on building Composite Applications with WPF - new guidance built from the ground up, learning...
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    Packaging Software Factories

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    Jezz Santos has posted an announcement on a series of white papers becoming available on the MSDN Architecture Center covering the packaging and building of Software Factories - the first installment has been published already and is entitled " Packaging...
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    Two approaches to a LINQ Solution Structure

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    Background I’m in the process of writing a small windows application with a very straightforward architecture, for which the only twist is the need to be able to plug in different data providers according to how it is used. This means it must be able...
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    Hierarchies WITH Common Table Expressions

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    Storing hierarchical data in a database is a very common task, and SQL Server 2005 brings us Common Table Expressions (CTEs) – a very useful tool for retrieving such data both elegantly and efficiently. I haven’t actually used these before, and they came...
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    "Hello, World" and an introduction

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    Welcome to my new blog! I have actually been blogging for quite a while already, but as I’ve recently got my “blue badge” and joined the ranks of Microsoft it seemed an appropriate time to relocate my blog. I’ve joined as an Application Development...
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