Sql Server and Duplicate Indexes

Please note that I'm not a DBA, nor do I profess to be all knowing when it comes to SQL Server, these are observations I've made over the years that I think people may find benefit from. Introduction Everyone should know that indexes on a database are both useful and to be feared! One of... Continue Reading →

My SQLServer nightmare

So we had an interesting issue this week which was bugging the hell out of myself and our technical services team that deploy our software (developed by a third party). The issue was a severe performance degradation on a certain search field in the application. First off, the code that for this site is around... Continue Reading →

EntityFramework and Postgres (.NET 4.0)

So I've been attempted to get EntityFramework to play nice with Postgres for a site I'm creating. A little history, I created the site initially for myself and a small group to use so I used MVC3, postgres, Mono and other tools that were... "funky".  As there was no real deadline, uptime SLAs etc. it... Continue Reading →

Inline Functions are Great

So, I've been getting to grips with using Lamda functions instead of creating simple methods that only include one line. The main driver behind this is the fact that I'm trying to make my code readable (using StyleCop has helped with this, and I'm sure I'll blog about that too) so I can tell others... Continue Reading →

The Lost Art of Corporate Inductions

Once again, I find myself at new employer, this has happened fairly consistently every 2 years for around 6 years.  So I found myself sitting through yet another company "induction" and found myself thinking "they never used to be this boring". A bit of history, I got working in the IT industry around 6 years... Continue Reading →

BlogEngine on Mono

So I thought my first post would be about setting up this blog using Mono. Those who know me will tell you that I'm a massive open source "fan boy" (to use an anti-apple peopleism).  I've used mono for a fair few years, and .NET for a lot longer (the days of 1.1 haunt me... Continue Reading →

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