Colorado PASS Camp 2006 – SQL Server Technology Summit

First I want to thank everyone who attended the Colorado PASS Camp 2006 in Denver and my session this week. After we got past the technical issues, it was fast a furious as I tried to get to everything I wanted to show. Here is the link to the lab I presented and the PowerPoint…


SQL Intellisense® style word completion for MS Query Analyzer, VS.NET 2003, SQL Server Management Studio and VS 2005.

I think that title says it all. The tool is still in beta and needs to be sharpened up a little, but this is one thing that I was hoping would have made it into the YukonWhidbey Product line… http://www.sqlprompt.com/ Don’t judge it to quick right now. Red-Gate just aquired the tool and I am…


Waht deos it maen to be ilcelnteltulay cpnsttiaeod?

    Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch atCmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in awrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer bein the rghit pclae. The rset can be a…


LinQ – holy crap balls

holy crap-balls! as my friend jason beaudreau would say…If you have not checked out LinQ, please do, in fact do nothing else but go and learn this. as a meta-data guy, this extension of C# has unreal potential. having the ability to do impact analysis across the data layer, object layer and event data is fast becoming…


pdc 2005

i have posted an article on developer.com about my take on the pdc this year. i just recorded general impressions of the new technologies that are coming out of redmond this year and next year. i can not remeber a time, if it has even happened, when MS has delivered so many products. having been…


vs 2005 code snippets part 3

now for the final step we just need to add our snippet and add our replacements that we defined in the second part of this article. between the code node, paste your snippet. any item that you want to be replaced with the variable that you have defined, just replace the text with your variable…


vs 2005 code snippets part 2

the schema for the code snippet format is well documented and easy to read. I have put a copy here, (snippetformat.xsd) as the first thing you need to do is get familiar with the schema, then making changes become trivial. I will then demonstrate automating the creation of snippets based on the schema and using a…


vs 2005 code snippets

[cricket.mp3 – repeat for 9 months] yes, i had good intentions…anyway…   so here we are getting very close to launch date, so i am going to just post some nice things about what i have been cutting my teeth on…first and formost are the code snippets. if you find yourself repeating the same code patterns, then get…


begin the begin

this is the first post of what i intend on being a daily brain drain in order to free up some space in my mind. i have been on a cerebral enrichment program for about a year now and i am starting to get overloaded in the portion of the central nervous system that is contained…