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Availability Groups Setup and Configuration from A to Z

Availability Groups were introduced in SQL Server 2012 and have quickly become the forefront of high availability for the SQL Server Database Engine Services.  In prior versions of SQL Server, true high availability was not a complete solution packaged with the native installation and feature set.  While mirroring was introduced in SQL Server 2005 and […]

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Teamcity and the Nunit build step

Don’t count on nunit giving you an exit code of 0 if the tests fail.

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Scalability is Easy! (To Get Wrong)

Scalability is easy, provided you don’t need it to work.

Probably the number one failure of system scaling is when people dive right in and start building. No baselines, limited measurements, no analysis, just a hypothesis and a whole lot of late nights tweaking the system.

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Getting Flexible With NDepend 4 and CQLinq

At my last job we had a non-functional attribute that another team used to decorate service methods that they consumed. The other team was working on an alternative client to our WCF services, and they weren’t on the same release schedule they needed t…

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Adding User Emulation to an Application

One of the tricks I picked up from my last job (and our forum software, now that I think of it) is the idea of user emulation. I could log into the application, search for a user, and, at the push of a button, temporarily become that user. The only differences between emulating them and actually logging in as them were a black bar that indicated who I am (with a link to stop emulating), all audit records continued to reflect my own user id, and I didn’t need to keep track of 30 different sample accounts and passwords.

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Why (and How) I Model

Over my years in (and before) IT, I’ve seen long projects, failed projects, confused projects, wildly successful projects, and even fun projects that ended far differently than we expected. The consistent take-away for me is that I am a big picture type of person, and that understanding that big, abstract picture cuts out a lot of wasted time sprinting down the wrong paths.

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CQL From Visual Studio With NDepend 3

For the last few months I’ve had the pleasure of working with NDepend version 3. Most of my development at home is on linux these days, so I haven’t used it as much as I’d like, but I have been using it to poke around in various codebases and see what…

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You need to know a lot when you want to be a developer.

I was looking at the stack they used for the new channel9 website.

MVC 2.0, Unity (from P&P), NHibernate, Fluent NHibernate, Memcached, Enyim Managed Memcached driver, Azure – Fabric, Storage, Diagnostics, SQL Azure, xUnit (testing only), Live ID…

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Model-View-Presenter: Looking at Passive View

Model-View-Presenter is an architecture pattern that defines a structure for behavior and logic at the UI level. M-V-P separates the logic of the presentation, such as interacting with back-end services and the business layer, from the mechanics of disp…

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MSDN giveaway winners

The winners of the MSDN Ultimate subscriptions are Emtucifor and Shawson. Originally we were going to select the winner based on comments, we also only had one subscription. Then Ted Krueger donated one of his subscriptions, there was only one comment t…

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