Shawn Wildermuth


My Rants and Raves about technology, programming, everything else...

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Is Data Access Really This Hard?

I've been spending some time lately reviewing how companies are doing data access in .NET.  When I look at how most of them have crufted up solutions, I am amazed.  The model that Microsoft supports seems so obvious to me, but I am neck deep in it.  I'd like to hear from my readers their specific experience with creating data access in .NET; with an eye to why or why not use COM+ for transactions; Typed DataSet or DataReaders; Business Objects or Messages.  I am trying to understand where the community is.

Thanks in advance...

DataAdapters and Component Surfaces (or why I love using the toolset)

I always forget this blog this, but when I am doing a database project using Typed DataSets, I almost always use a Component Surface to build my DataAdapters interactively.  For example:

Here I add a component to my project:

Geek Dinner - A couple of useful links...

At the Atlanta Geek Dinner this evening we got talking about a whole boatload of interesting topics.  I promised that I would share a couple of interesting links.  The first is to a blog called "OldNewThing" from a Microsoftie who explains why old school Windows stuff works the way it does.  It's a must have every dev out there:

http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/Rss.aspx

Asking a Favor....

Url: http://wildermuth.com/test

Anyone with a web enabled phone, I am trying to test how a calendar looks on phones but I only have so many.  If you could visit this page (http://wildermuth.com/test) and click on the hyperlink on whether you can see the calendar or not, I'd really appreicate it!

Reminder: Atlanta Geek Dinner this Thursday

Url: http://nerddinner.com/blogs/atlanta/

Using Data in Reporting Services Footers

Url: http://www.sqlmonster.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/sql-se...

American Dad!

Url: http://www.fox.com/americandad/home.htm

As a huge Family Guy fan, I am happy and sad.  I waited until after the Super Bowl and watched this show which comes from the twisted mind of Seth MacFarland.  I am happy because the show was quite good, but it was only a tease.  The show doesn't really start until May.  Sad : (

Yukon and User Defined Types (UDTs)

Url: http://codebetter.com/blogs/sahil.malik/archive...

In response to Sahil Malik's recent post on CLR Types as UDT's in Yukon, I have to say I prefer the Typed Xml in Yukon to CLR Types. 

February Geek Dinner!

Url: http://nerddinner.com/blogs/atlanta/archive/200...

This month's geek dinner will be on February 10th.  Let's all meet 5 Season's Brewing Company at 6pm! 

Shawn
Shawn Wildermuth
Author, Teacher, and Coach




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My Appearances

No Appearances in 2019
I'm taking a year off of conferences to finish my film, see you in 2020!

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