Thursday, March 11, 2004

Are stored procedures right for you? I personally always use stored procedures in my programs, but to give you a more credible point of view check the following link ;)

Find Out if Stored Procedures Are Right For You

Cache invalidation in the next ASP.NET Whidbey. When using cache one of the obvious invalidations is a change in the database. Not querying the database on every request can make a huge performance difference. Until now you have to make custom procedures that weren't always as simple as they should be. In Whidbey they thought of it, SQL Cache Invalidation! In combination with SQL Server Yukon this is an extremely easy-to-use yet powerful feature.

ASP.NET Whidbey Caching improvements

I don't know about you guys but I can hardly wait for the .NET Whidbey and SQL Server Yukon release! That probably makes me a nerd though :-D

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

With the upcoming SP2 for Windows XP this article may be of use:
Windows XP SP2 - Enable remote debugging

For the MSDE users out there: Web Data Administrator (requires .NET Framework)
Again, long time ago :(

The people @ Euricom were looking for someone with more management experience :-( Too bad but it's what I suspected in the first place. I received a lot of default replies from other companies. "No job openings at the moment" :x

I found a new job or at least for a while. A week before my contract ended I got contacted by HP, a company I already worked for some time ago. They needed someone for SQL development. An "Asset Management" database has to be created and with the help of feeders from the client, HP Lease and the Altiris (SMS-like application) database we should be able to get a great deal of information about the complete lifecycle of the computers. It's supposed to be a 2 month contract but from the looks of it I don't think it can be done in 2 months. The information flow is slow at the moment and the client is known to change his decisions quite regularly.

Let's rock :)