20 May 2008

New way to use up time

Hello all,

My first attempt at a blog. Well second actually – I’ve just created another one for myself at http://nigelrivettblog.blogspot.com/. Anyway I’m trying to concentrate a bit more on contributing to this fine site.

I recently published an article on identities – it contains info that I would expect most people to know already but it’s surprising how many don’t know about scope_identity(), think the values are unique and sequential.

Next should be an article on a .net app that is driven by data in a table. I’m having a few problems with my .net dev environment at the moment but when that’s sorted out…

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Pop spent his formative years working in assembler on IBM Series/1 but retrained in VB when that went out of fashion. He soon realised how little relational database expertise existed in most companies and so started to spend most of his time working on that. He now sticks to architecture, release control / IT processes, SQL Server, DTS, SSIS, and access methods in VB/ASP/.NET/Crystal Reports/reporting services. He has been involved with SQL Server since the old days of v4.2 to v2005. He tries to stay away from anything presentation oriented (see www.mindsdoor.net). Theoretically he is semi-retired but seems to keep being offered potentially interesting work.

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