Archive | November, 2009

MVC Development: Remember to Unblock the Moq!

If any of you are doing ASP.NET MVC development right now and are really into doing TDD then more than likely you are using Moq as one of your flavors of mocking libraries. If not then I would advise you to at least give it some consideration as it was built from the ground up […]

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SSIS Hints: Getting a Row Count within the Data Flow

One of the main hindrances of the RowCount component in SSIS is that the variable that stores the row count is not updated till the data flow component has finished processing. What if you need to have the row count within the data flow component? I ran into this exact problem when I had to […]

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T-SQL: Padding Values

Sometimes its the simple things that really irritate you as a DBA. Case in point is the lack of a LPAD, RPAD functionality in T-SQL. What makes it slightly more inconvenient is that there is similarly no LEFT and RIGHT functions to compliment the SUBSTRING function. These string functions often come in handy when integrating […]

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2009 PASS Board of Directors Elections

** Disclaimer: I wrote this at 12:58 Saturday Morning. So all bets are off to an overly intelligent argument. Just my thoughts on it all. At least, it shows how passionate I am about the community.   Well, lucky ..lucky me.. in the aspect that I had looked over the board of directors election application […]

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