Adding the Script Task to Your SSIS Packages

 by Robert Sheldon   Script tasks are a great way of extending SSIS functionality, when none of the built-in components are quite right for the task you need to perform. But how to go about creating a script task? No worries, once again Robert Sheldon is on hand to provide easy instructions on how to do it. One […]

SSIS Event Handlers Basics

 by Robert Sheldon   SSIS event handlers are the simplest means of turning an SSIS script into a reliable system that is auditable, reacts appropriately to error conditions, reports progress and allows instrumentation and monitoring your SSIS packages. They are easy to implement, and provide a great deal of flexibility. Rob Sheldon once again provides the easy, clear introduction. Since the […]

C# Snippet Tutorial – Get File Listings

 Ok, so can you even begin to tell me how many files you have on your computer? I can’t either. There are so many reasons you could need to get file listings in C#, and thanks to the System.IO namespace, doing so is just about as easy as including the namespace itself. Really all you need […]

Bind a Combo Box to an Enumeration in Visual Studio .NET

 An enumeration is a related set of constants. The enumeration members between the Enum and End Enum statements are initialized to constant values. Enumeration is used to group a set of constants under a common name, so the value can be referred to by a string value rather than the numeric value. For example, this […]

Correlating SQL Server Profiler with Performance Monitor

In the past, when watching the % Processor Time counter in Performance Monitor on my live production SQL Servers, I would occasionally see sudden spikes in CPU utilization, to 50, 70 or even 80%. These spikes might last several minutes or more, then disappear. In some extreme cases I would see spikes that lasted 30, […]

Web Testing with Selenium Sushi: A Practical Guide and Toolset

Some testing categories, such as unit testing, are well-supported by tools. User-Interface (UI) testing, however, has challenges all its own, and is often looked upon with trepidation because it is difficult to automate. So each new release of a product requires hoards of manual testers clicking and typing away to regression test the UI. Automation […]

Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint 2010: Support at Last

Irrespective of what platform we work on, as developers, it’s unlikely that we are ever satisfied with the basic toolset we are given to work with. While Visual Studio can hardly be called basic, there is no doubt that we, as a breed, always seem to find something to complain about or wish for. Back […]

Partitioning Your Code Base Through .NET Assemblies and Visual Studio Projects

This article is aimed at Providing a list of DO and DON’T when it comes to partitioning a code base into .NET assemblies and Visual Studio projects. Shedding light on.NET code componentization and packaging. Suggesting ways of organizing the development environment more effectively. The aim of this is to increase the speed of .NET developer […]

Hitting the Ground Running with Parallel Extensions in .NET 4.0

Over the next few years, your users will begin replacing their current computers with newer machines containing increasing numbers of of multi-core processors, and they’ll expect your software to make that investment pay off. Although concurrent programming and the tools associated with it has traditionally been an arena reserved only for the true gurus of […]

LINQ Lycanthropy: Transformations into LINQ

Contents A Brief LINQ Introduction LINQ Operations LINQ Providers The Two Faces of LINQ LINQ to Objects Declarative vs. Imperative Design The Transformation Target First Pass: Pseudo-Code Second Pass: Imperative Code The Journey to LINQ What Can You Gain From LINQ? Conversion Stage A Conversion Stage B Conversion Stage C Conversion Stage D Conversion Stage […]

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