Finally


Monday Nov. 26th my book will finally be out.  I(ts been a long and difficult process but I hope that you all enjoy it.  I got a billion people to thank but two people I have to thank are Jason Hoekstra and Timothy Murphy.  Without these guys I would have never pulled this off. Now I will admit I was reading a few things over and I did find a few gotchas with the source, not sure how they sneaked in since the source code i have works, but I obviously goofed later (thats what errata is for, right?)  Make sure you download the source code from Apress’s website, because it provides all of the necessary components and functional tests.  I did not include Unit Tests, but if there is high enough demand for them I will update the source later. (I’ll make sure to update my blog as well, so check back here for any updates) Also please don’t hesitate to give me “constructive” feedback, this is my first book, so i don’t expect to have done everything perfectly.  But I do aim to please, so ask/comment away…. Just be nice about it 🙂

Comments (2)

  1. twmurph says:

    I was glad to help and glad to see the book finally come out.  I know you did a tremendous amount of work rewriting it for new versions of the EL.  Congrats!

  2. Error: every single app.config in the downloaded sample code contains this:

    Server=keenew-laptop;

    which needs to be changed to either this:

    Server=.sqlexpress;

    or

    Server=localhost;

    depending upon which version of SQL Server the sample database was installed in.

    Suggestion: In my situation, the databases for SQL Server 2005 Express are located here:

    c:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL.4MSSQL

    but your supplied Database_Create.sql script is hard-coded to expect to create the database here:

    c:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL.1MSSQL

    Before running the script, you might want to make a copy of the original and call it Database_Create_SqlExpress.sql, replace the two MSSQL.1’s with MSSQL.4 (or whatever directory is applicable to your situation), connect to SQL Server Express and then run the script.

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