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sql server - Which tools do people use to create Data Dictionaries?

sql server - Which tools do people use to create Data Dictionaries?

On the project that I am working on I have a couple of databases. Each table and each column in the database has a description set(as an extended property in SQL 2005). As a part of the documentatio…


Why can't I have abstract static methods in C#?

I've been working with providers a fair bit lately, and I came across an interesting situation where I wanted to have an abstract class that had an abstract static method. I read a few posts on the to…


Issues using MS Access as a front-end to a MySQL database back-end?

Two users wanted to share the same database, originally written in MS Access, without conflicting with one another over a single MDB file. I moved the tables from a simple MS Access database to MySQL…


Is there a difference between the on_exit() and atexit() functions?

Is there any difference between int on_exit(void(*function)(int,void*), void*arg); and int atexit(void(*function)(void)); other than the fact that the function used by on_exit gets the ex…



language agnostic - Do you use design patterns?

What's the penetration of design patterns in the real world? Do you use them in your day to day job-discussing how and where to apply them with your coworkers-or do they remain more of an academi…


sql - Good Resources for Relational Database Design

I'm looking for a book/site/tutorial on best practices for relational database design, tuning for performance etc. It turns out this kind of resource is a bit difficult to find; there's a lot of "her…


Do you have “Slack” time?

The CodePlex team has a Slack time policy, and it's worked out very well for them. Jim Newkirk and myself used it to work on the xUnit.net project. Jonathan Wanagel used it to work on SvnBridge. Sco…


Good email service for bulk emailing

Just found out that the hosting company where I'll probably put one site has limit of 1000 emails per day. They suggested to use an outside email service specialized in bulking email. What do you pe…


.net - Practical use of System.WeakReference

I understand what System.WeakReference does, but what I can't seem to grasp is a practical example of what it might be useful for. The class itself seems to me to be, well, a hack. It seems to me th…


windows vista - What is your best list of 'must have' development tools?

I recently burned up my development laptop(it literally emitted smoke from the vents). After pulling the hd I was unable to get it to spin with a USB device attached to a home tower. Since I was on a…




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