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Table Value Parameters are really powerful, but there’s almost no documentation (here’s the best I found, and this helps a bit) on how to use them in an Update. So here we go: First create a type in the database (not a table). You do this as follows: CREATE TYPE ParamsUserStats AS [...]
Sun, Oct 05, 2014
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We’re doing some work on a new product on Azure and it’s been a learning process. For any of you that are just getting started, here’s what I’ve found to be the most useful information getting started. Transient connections Connections will drop. Regularly. Your application MUST be able to handle dropped connections. [...]
Sun, Sep 21, 2014
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Software Developers only please! We had a major “discussion” at lunch today where the marketing people said developers are willing to provide contact information (name & email) to get a white paper. And several of us on the development side said we rarely do this. To help settle the argument, how [...]
Mon, Aug 25, 2014
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I’m on page 59 of Ben Horowitz’s The Hard Thing About Hard Things. So far, the one big thing I’ve noticed about Ben’s story is that in critical moments, he ignored probability, consensus from his advisors, and perhaps reason itself. This fits with something I’ve been considering for a while: [...]
Thu, Jul 31, 2014
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Georgia Tech Defeats Colorado School of Mines and University of Maryland — College Park in Thrilling Final Round Congrats to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, a team of students Ben Cousins, Sadra Yazdanbod, Yijie Wang, and Zhongtian Jiang, who took home the coveted glass sailboat trophy this weekend! They beat [...]
Thu, Feb 06, 2014
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Competition set for tomorrow at 10 am local time We’re just hours away from the start of the third annual Windward Code Wars. Tomorrow more than 300 students are going to sit down and code. A few will give up, some will find it frustrating, and a number will find [...]
Fri, Jan 31, 2014
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