June 13, 2006

Making Sense of the XML DataType in SQL Server 2005

s database developers, many of us have had to dip our feet into the wide ocean of XML. It should come as good news that in SQL Server 2005, you can store XML in the database with a new XML datatype. Although this is good news, many developers have been

RAD in the Time of Agile Development

apid Application Development (RAD) software development techniques have become an integral part of day-to-day software development in the past four years. This is the same RAD that James Martin described in the 80s and published in his book, Information Engineering: Introduction, in 1991 (15 years ago). Wikipedia states that “RAD

Try and Ye Shall Succeed

have a recurring dream. It happens often enough that I think of it in waking moments. The dream goes like this. (Don’t you hate it when people tell you their dreams? I’ll keep this short.) In the dream, I’m living in a house and everything’s fine. Then one day, I

Heard on .NET Rocks!: Cogan Rules

am the host of “.NET Rocks!,” an Internet audio talk show for .NET developers online at www.dotnetrocks.com and msdn.microsoft.com/dotnetrocks . My co-host Richard Campbell and I interview the movers and shakers in the .NET community. We now have over 170 shows archived online, and we publish a new show every

MVP Corner: Technology Overload

he cry is getting louder and louder and is even starting to come from gurus everywhere, including the likes of Billy Hollis, Jon Box, and Clemens Vasters. “What the heck am I supposed to focus on here?” There is so much great technology coming out of Redmond that we just

Use AOP to Help Get Mobile Content to Market Faster

obile devices are becoming the most prevalent computing platform ever. With close to 2 billion mobile handsets in use everyday, mobile is not a platform that any developer can ignore. However, when developing mobile applications developers are finding it challenging to take full advantage of the true revenue potential of