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sql How does database indexing work?

sql How does database indexing work?

Given that indexing is so important as your data set increases in size, can someone explain how indexing works at a database-agnostic level? For information on queries to index a field, check out How…


sql What is the best way to handle multiple permission types?

I often encounter the following scenario where I need to offer many different types of permissions. I primarily use ASP.NET/VB.NET with SQL Server 2000. Scenario I want to offer a dynamic permissio…


c# Developing for ASP.NET-MVC without Visual Studio

Instead of writing my ASP.NET C# applications in Visual Studio, I used my favorite text editor UltraEdit32. Is there anyway I can implement MVC without the use of VS?…


c# What's the best way to implement BDD/TDD in.NET 2.0?

I'm looking to add a testing suite to my application, however I can't move to the newer testing frameworks for.NET 3.5. Does anyone have a suggestion about good testing frameworks to use?…


unit testing What are the primary differences between TDD and BDD?

Test Driven Development has been the rage in the.NET community for the last few years. Recently, I have heard grumblings in the ALT.NET community about BDD. What is it? What makes it different from T…


What are the best solutions for flash charts and graphs?

I'm aware of FusionCharts, are there other good solutions, or APIs, for creating charts in Adobe Flash?…


c# Setting Objects to Null/Nothing after use in.NET

Should you set all the objects to null(Nothing in VB.NET) once you have finished with them? I understand that in.NET it is essential to dispose of any instances of objects that implement the IDispo…



math What does the term “BODMAS” mean?

What is BODMAS and why is it useful in programming?…


Sharepoint: executing stsadm from a timer job+SHAREPOINT\System rights

I have an unusual situation in which I need a SharePoint timer job to both have local administrator windows privileges and to have SHAREPOINT\System SharePoint privileges. I can get the windows privi…


.net Web Services — WCF vs. ASMX(“Standard”)

I am working on a new project. Is there any benefit with going with a WCF web service over a regular old fashion web service? Visual Studio offers templates for both. What are the differences? Pros an…




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