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SQL Server and Linux sitting in a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

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So, you’ve got a big Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure with lots of lovely data on it and you have a bunch of computers running Linux that need the data. Until now, getting the two systems to talk was challenging. But now, the Microsoft SQL Server Team has announced a preview release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux and you can download it today. It’s a 64-bit driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, supporting SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2012, including Kerberos authentication protocol, SSL and client-side UTF-8 encoding. “This release also brings proven and effective tools and the
BCP and SQLCMD utilities to the Linux world," said Shekhar Joshi, a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux team. Download the Driver
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When Encryption Is Part Of Your Domain

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We typically think of encryption as a cross-cutting concern or as a separate utility service that our applications use, not as something that’s an integral part of our application domain.  That way of thinking doesn’t always hold though.  In this short post, I’ll show you how I recently implemented support for encryption as a first-class citizen of my domain model.  The Domain Almost every application contains some element that needs to be encrypted or hashed (a user’s credentials, perhaps?).  In the past, I’ve never bothered encapsulating the encrypted value as its own separate data type.  I’ll still
encapsulate the logic for encrypting or hashing in the domain, but I typically place that logic in the owning entity.  Here’s a User object from RageFeed as an example: public class User { public virtual Guid Id { get; set; } public virtual string Username { get; set; } public virtual string Email { get; set; } public virtual string PasswordSalt { get; set; } public virtual string PasswordHash { get; set; } ...snip... public virtual void SetPassword(string password) ...(Read whole news on source site)

Daily DotNet Tips 1 year and onwards

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We are excited to celebrate 1st Anniversary of our site DailyDotnetTips today. It aims to share useful programming tips for .net developers.This site completely design for sharing Tips and Tricks, useful Code Snippet which anyone use in daily development work and targeted anything related with .NET.

Here is some of the statistics : 

Founded : 27th December 2010 No of Posts : 250 No facebook likes : 502 No of participants : 7 No of Twitter followers : 348

We are still a long way to go. Follow us and be
a part of it. 

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Adding an Easter Egg to your WP7 Application

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Introduction I was asked the other day how to detect if a user has touched a certain part of the screen. I created some sample code for them but decided that it might make a fun Easter egg as well.  It does this by comparing the X and Y axis of the users current touch point to the location that the “M” exists. Basically, this application will detect if your user is touching the letter M as shown below.   The User Interface Very simple, just add in the following XAML to the
MainPage.xaml : I’ve added a TextBlock just to show you the current X and Y coordinates that the user has touched. It will also show you when the user has started and stop touching the device. The Code // Constructor public MainPage() { InitializeComponent(); Touch.FrameReported += new TouchFrameEventHandler(Touch_FrameReported); } void Touch_FrameReported(object sender, TouchFrameEventArgs e) { TouchPoint mainTouchPoint = e.GetPrimaryTouchPoint(ContentPanel); Point position = mainTouchPoint.Position; switch (mainTouchPoint.Action) { case TouchAction.Move: ...(Read whole news on source site)

2011 Annual Review

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Since the end of the year is approaching, I would like to look back on 2011 and take a peek at 2012. Unlike the years before, I'm hardly setting any goals this year. Interests change so quickly, and new opportunities present themselves so regularly, I feel like it might be ignorant to set these things in stone.

My career

The year started out interesting, working on a brand new product for fire departments at Ferranti Computer Systems. Although my role in this project should have been fairly satisfying, I still felt like my position back then failed
to fill a certain void. That's why I decided to take the leap into the Great Unknown.

In September, I started working for Euricom as a consultant. So far, I haven't regretted making that decision at all, I ended up in a group of intelligent, progressive and enjoyable people.


This year I managed to write 69 posts (70 including this one), which is a bit more than the year before.

Plenty of posts have gotten decent attention this year, making the traffic tripple compared to 2010. And no matter how other bloggers...(Read whole news on source site)

OSS and .NET Year In Review 2011

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UPDATE: Egg on my face. This post was meant to list a few highlights and not be a comprehensive list of all that happened in open source. Even so, in my holiday infused malaise, I was negligent in omitting several highlights. I apologize and aim to rectify that. T’is the season for “Year in Review” and “Best of” blog posts. It’s a vain practice, to be sure. This is exactly why I’ve done it almost every year! After all, isn’t all blogging pure vanity? Sadly, I did miss a few
years when my vanity could not overcome my laziness. This year I am changing it up a bit to look at the intersection of open source software and the .NET community in 2011. I think it’s been a banner year for OSS and .NET/Microsoft, and I think it’s only going to get better in 2012. We released NuGet 1.0 in the beginning of this year and it had a big impact on the amount of sleep I got last year. Insomnia aside, it’s also had a significant impact on the .NET community...(Read whole news on source site)