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Damon Armstrong

Key Points to Know When Using SP.SOD.executeFunc and SP.SOD.executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded


So there I was trying to get SharePoint’s script on demand (SOD) working correctly and I thought I had it all figured out.  I ran across a post called SharePoint Scripts on Demand which covers the topic very thoroughly, but there is some behavior between executeOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded and executeFunc that I don’t think is really clearly […]

5 October 2015 12:20 pm by
Tony Davis

The LeanPub Crawl


After many years as an editor, I’m finally working, rather apprehensively, on my first “lean publication”. This is a book that attempts to describe the importance of Database Lifecycle Management techniques in improving the quality of all database processes involved in the design, governance, development, delivery and ongoing operation of a database. Much like a […]

25 September 2015 12:21 pm by
Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Caption Competition 38 – Those Magnificent Men


Your task? To provide amusing, perhaps technology-related captioning for the scene below. Your prize? A cool $50 in Amazon vouchers. Good luck.

25 September 2015 12:20 pm by
Phil Factor

Soft Skills for the Developer


(Guest Editorial for the Simple-Talk newsletter) In the rush to recruit a developer to fill a gaping void in a development project, it is sometimes easy to forget the relative importance of the skills you need. We were building a complex middleware architecture based on SOA principles with distributed transactions. The task was daunting, and […]

11 September 2015 10:54 am by
Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Caption Competition 37 – Ex Libris


Live-action Cluedo? An overzealous scalp rejuvenation treatment? Tell us what’s going on – best answer gets a $50 Amazon voucher.

11 September 2015 10:54 am by
Stephanie Herr

Webinar Q&A with Dave Farley – Should your database be Continuously Delivered?


  With Dave Farley & Elizabeth Ayer, and host, Stephanie Herr If you want to check out our previous webinars, the recordings are available in our DLM Webinar playlist. Webinar Summary THE Continuous Delivery expert, Dave Farley, was grilled by Elizabeth Ayer, Redgate Product Manager about Databases and Continuous Delivery. Dave is co-author of the Continuous Delivery book with […]

10 September 2015 8:53 pm by
Amy Burrows

Locking objects in SQL Server


As my colleague James said in a recent blog post: “If you share a database with other developers, chances are you’ve encountered a situation like this: 1. Alice starts editing an object. 2. Meanwhile, not realizing Alice is working on the object, Bob unwittingly edits and saves the same object. 3. Alice, not realizing Bob […]

3 September 2015 12:19 pm by
Phil Factor

Typoglycemia: The PowerShell and the SQL


Typoglycemia is the ironic name, (derived from Hypoglycemia) given to the phenomenon that many readers can understand the meaning of words in a sentence even when the interior letters of each word are scrambled. They appear to recognize words by the outermost letters, the length, the letters used and the context.  As long as all […]

30 August 2015 9:37 am by
Phil Factor

SQL Server: The Neglected Features


Have you ever experienced that moment in an exam, frantically scribbling your answer to the final question, when the invigilator looks sternly across the room and says “time’s up, now cease writing and put down your pens”? I sometimes imagine this happening to the developers in the server division of Microsoft. SQL Server has several […]

28 August 2015 11:23 am by
Simple-Talk Editorial Team

Caption Competition 36 – Dutch Courage


The editors of Simple-Talk are not above a snifter of sherry (some even say it fires up the mind), but they’ve never studied it with the grim determination we see in the scene before us. The best explanation of what’s happening here wins a $50 Amazon voucher.

28 August 2015 9:28 am by
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