January 30, 2003

Eliminating IsEmpty and IsNull Issues in ASP

When dealing with COM, unfamiliar database schemas, or regular code, sometimes you will find yourself wondering whether to test if a variable is Null by using either: IsEmpty(varname)IsNull(varName)If varname =

Handling Release-only Bugs

Sometimes a program crashes or simply misbehaves on release builds. This is very frustrating because usually you have to ship the optimized release version. The most common reason for this

Using Finally for I/O And SQL

An application’s memory footprint grows over time and may eventually cause the application to crash. There are many things that lead to a slow memory burn. One of these is