A Must Read – Release It!

30 במאי 2009

I just finished reading Release It by Michael Nygard. The book deals with the topic of having software in production. Over the years I've been on quite a few projects from the requirements phase through development and eventually production. (No, not all of them reached production) I can't give enough compliments about the book. The writing style is a brilliant mix of development related issues and "war" stories from Michael's own experiences. It covers both anti-patterns and patterns required for successful survival in a production environment. From the editiorial review: In Release It!, Michael T. Nygard shows you how to design andarchitect your application for...
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SqlBulkCopy Bug Workaround

20 במאי 2009

We are using SqlBulkCopy to import large xml documents into a database. However, we encountered a “minor” bug in the .Net Framework related to table naming. It turns out that if you have a dot “.” in the table name, SqlBulkCopy doesn’t work. The problem has been reported and a KB article is available, but without a workaround besides renaming the table. Our problem wasn’t with the actual name of the table(s), but with the name of the schema. The schema naming convention used in that specific database is .TableName. The following code failes with the exception below....