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How to Get the Number of Tables from SQL Server Database ?

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Below is a sample SQL query that demonstrates how to count the number of tables in a SQL Server database using information_schema.tables. How to Get the Number of Tables from SQL Server Database ? USE TrainingDB1 SELECT COUNT(*) as TableNos from information_schema.tables WHERE table_type = 'base table'
Backup in SQL Server using SQL Scripts?
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Triggers in Xamarin.Forms 1.3

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Yesterday, I wrote about one of the new features in Xamarin.Forms 1.3 (Technology Preview 2), Styles.  Today I’ll take a first look at Triggers. Triggers The key idea of Triggers is “When this happens, do that.” More specifically, “When this … Continue reading → For the complete article and hyperlinks, please visit my blog at

Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition Review

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Introduction I recently had the opportunity to review Microsoft Azure Development Cookbook Second Edition, by Packt Publishing (@packtpub). I’m relatively new to development with Azure, and because it’s such a hot topic, I wanted to learn more. I follow some blogs and magazines about Azure and I know for sure that it is a vast subject. I think that authors have done a good job on the book. As its title states, it is a book of recipes, and they are organized into 8 chapters: Chapter 1: Developing Cloud Services for Microsoft Azure
is an introduction to using Visual Studio to implement Azure solutions. It covers what we would expect from such a chapter, from regular Visual Studio and Azure Emulator configuration, to setting up SSL certificates and using roles. Chapter 2: Deploying Quickly with Azure Websites is about websites, deploying contents with Git and TFS and using other technologies (Java, PHP). Chapter 3: Getting Storage with Blobs in Azure talks about the Blob Storage service, how to control access to it, set properties, manage contents and replicate them with Azure Content Delivery Network. Chapter 4: Going Relational with the Azure SQL Database...(Read whole news on source site)

WordPress Universal API

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Climbing back out of the rabbit hole I got myself into (see, I’ve finished with my first iteration of the WordPress library for universal apps. This still has some cleaning up to do and you will need to download the xmlrpc.universal project from in order for it to work. Currently the project supports […]

Building Real Software: If you could only do one thing to make better software, what would it be?

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Building Real Software: If you could only do one thing to make better software, what would it be?

Mariusz Sieraczkiewicz does a good job of explaining how and when to do "everyday refactoring"

using a matrix built on Michael Feathers’ work on brutal refactoring

and the biology of code:

Start by reading and annotating the code, maybe do some scratch (rapid, throwaway) refactoring to understand it better

Find meaningful names for variables and conditionals

Extract methods to break down big
chunks of code and express the algorithm

Get rid of obvious duplication

Move methods and extract classes to isolate responsibilities.
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Razor views pre-compilation with ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6

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In previous versions of MVC framework, running on top of the “classic” ASP.NET runtime, it was quite common for developers to switch view compilation on, so that the views get compiled upfront, allowing you to see any errors at compile … Continue reading →The post Razor views pre-compilation with ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6 appeared first on StrathWeb.

Gossip much? Disseminating information among high number (10K) of nodes

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Every once in a while, I like to sit down and read about what is going on outside my current immediate field of interest. This weekend, I chose to focus on efficient information dissemination with very large number of nodes. The articles of interests for this weekend are HyParView and Epidemic Broadcast Trees (Plumtrees). There are a great read, and complement one another to a nice degree. HyParView is an algorithm that seeks to connect a set (of potentially very large number) of nodes together without trying to make each node connect to each other node. To simplify things,
I’m going to talk about clusters of several dozens nodes, the articles have both been tested to the 10,000 nodes and with failure rates of up to 95% of the network. This post is here so I can work out the details in my mind, it may be that I’m wrong, so don’t try to treat this as a definitive source. Let us assume that we have a network with 15 nodes in it. And we want to add a new node. One way of doing that would be to maintain a list of all the nodes in the system (that...(Read whole news on source site)

The Morning Brew #1757

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Information Azure: Premium Storage, RemoteApp, SQL Database Update, Live Media Streaming, Search and More – Scott Guthrie announces the latest updates to the Microsoft Azure Platform, with new high performance storage, the General Availability of RemoteApp and SiteRecovery, as well as a number of enhancements to other areas of the platform. Never hide a TUF […]