Tag Archives: Database

Managing BLOBs using SQL Server FileStream via EF and WCF streaming

Für mehr Informationen zu diesem Thema in Deutsch siehe meinen Artikel “Stream das BLOB” im dotnetpro Magazin 6/2012. With FileStream SQL Server 2008+ stores BLOBs in the NTFS file system instead of its table store and offers fast streaming access. … Continue reading

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Using Transactional NTFS (TxF) with SQL Server in .NET

I just stumbled across the very new Transactional NTFS (TxF) .NET managed wrapper by Pietro Partescano and gave it a try. TxF offers transactional protection for NTFS operations: Atomic operations on single files. Makes writing files more robust. Transactions for … Continue reading

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.NET Database Access Options

Database access options in .NET: Plain ADO.NET and DataSets See The SQLCommandBuilder is way Better than its Reputation. Create a custom simple ADO.NET data access wrapper Provider independent using System.Data.Common Microsoft Enterprise Library, Data Access Application Block (DAAB) Can be used … Continue reading

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My Advice for .NET Application Architecture and Design

This post summarizes my general architecture and design guidelines for developing applications and points to some interesting NET technologies. Reading this post will not make anyone an architect, but working through it should give you a good foundation for understanding … Continue reading

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How to Configure MS SQL Server for Testing with Visual Studio

When setting up MS SQL Server for test projects with Visual Studio I generally  stumble across the following problems only: Use SQL Server Express or Developer Edition? Enabling remote access What are the default database instance names With Oracle I … Continue reading

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How to Configure Oracle for Testing with Visual Studio

Every time I was setting up Oracle for testing (without having a DBA around) I got stuck somewhere and wasted a lot of time troubleshooting – even started to dislike Oracle for that. With MS SQL Server I have less … Continue reading

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DB Concurrency Control with .NET – Details

[To put this post into perspective see DB Concurrency Control with .NET - Overview] The following patterns are commonly used in applications to control database concurrency: Optimistic Control in UI Scenarios in Service Scenarios Pessimistic Control SQL Locking Hints Check-out Locking … Continue reading

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