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Having fun with Reflection
I was once asked in a technical interview what I could tell them about Reflection. My response, while a little tongue in cheek was that "I can tell you it is one of my favorite topics to talk about" I did get a laugh out of that and it was a great ice breaker. Reflection may not be the answer for everything, but it often can be, or maybe even should be. I have posted in the past about my favorite CopyTo method. It can come in several forms and is often very useful. I explain it further and expand ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:06 AM

It's intellisense for SQL Server
It's intellisense for SQL Server Anyone who has ever worked with me heard me speak, or read any of writings knows that I am a HUGE fan of Reflector. By extension, I am a big fan of Red - Gate I have recently begun exploring some of their other offerings and came across this jewel. SQL Prompt is a plug in for Visual Studio and SQL Server Management Studio. It provides several tools to make dealing with SQL a little easier for your friendly neighborhood developer. When you a query window in a database, ......

Posted On Monday, March 29, 2010 2:38 AM

Have you used nDepend?
Have you Used NDepend? I have often wanted to use it, but never spent the money on it. I have developed many tools that try to do pieces of what NDepend does, but never with as much success as they reach. Put simply, it is a tool that will allow you to udnerstand and monitor the architecture of your software, and it does it in some pretty amazing ways. One of the most impressive features is something that they call Code Query Language. It allows you to write queries very similar to SQL to track the ......

Posted On Friday, March 26, 2010 10:37 AM

Friend of Red Gate
Friend of Red Gate I recently joined the friend of Red Gate program. I am very honored to be included in this group. This program is a big part of Red Gates community outreach. If you are not familiar with Red Gate, I urge you to check them out. They have some wonderful tools for the SQL Server community and the DotNet community. They are also building up some tools for Exchange and Oracle. I was invited to join this program primarliy because of my work with Simple Talk and promoting one of their ......

Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:06 AM

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