Monthly Archives: April 2011

Using Native VHD Boot

Windows 7  and Server 2008 support booting a physical machine from a virtual hard disk (VHD). This post describes the easiest way to create a multi-boot system using native VHD boot and how to use the VHD on multiple machines. … Continue reading

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My Advice for Successful Projects

Provide a benefit to (end) users! This is the ultimate project goal. Do not let any short sighted manager fool you into behaving as software was only about money. Yes: “If they don’t pay you, don’t solve their problem”. But, … Continue reading

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Have Passion for Your Work

“You’re a human being. Don’t let mediocre monsters get you; they are just a diversion. Check in. Bring your whole self to the job, including your emotional self. After all, that’s the source of your creativity. Your creativity is bundled … 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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