January 2008 Blog Posts
I've written an article here on SQL Team about Application Locks in SQL Server 2005 Application locks aren't a well known area of locking in SQL Server, but they can be very useful for special scenarios. They work in a analogous way to the lock() construct in .Net and are basicaly user defined mutexes in SQL Server. It's a second part in the locking series articles: Part 2: Application Locks (or Mutexes) in SQL Server 2005 Part 1: Introduction to locking in SQL Server 2005
This is a very "serious" talk presented by legendary Israeli investor and community-builder Yossi Vardi. It talks about the dangers of blogging especially for males. Direct video link here. Worth the watch!
In 2007 I've worked a lot with NUnitForms. It contains all major controls testers and you can easily create
your own ones for e.g. a Data Grid or a 3rd party control. I had to create one for Janus GridEx and it wasn't really
that hard. A little reflection went a long way :) Lately, the whole project was at a standstill for some time but now it seems
it's revitalizing nicely with new people on board. So if you haven't yet go take look. This is just one open source GUI testing platform
and I'm sure there are others... I haven't...