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SQLSourceSafe  Version: 3.1     Price: $279.00 / Free Trial  
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The integrated version control solution and intelligent development platform for SQL Server database. It integrates with both SQL Server and Visual SourceSafe, offers great functionality to manage the source code of SQL scripts, and also provides a development platform for developers to work on and execute their SQL objects and scripts....

BinaryIntellect DatabaseHelper     
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An open source generic data access component that encapsulates common database tasks. Features include:
Source code available in C# as well as VB.NET. Generic data access for all the four data providers of .NET. Developed using new Factory classes of ADO.NET 2.0. Very small amount of code needed from your side. Flexible and easy in use. Support for parameterized queries and stored procedures. Support for error handling. Support for error logging. Support for transactions....

SQL Server Comparison Tools     
Total Hits: 262  |  Today: 0Author: Edgewood Solutions Engineers      Rating:  
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There is often the need to compare both data and database structures from two databases either on the same server or on different servers. Most text editors have a built-in process to allow you to do a diff and identify any differences between the two files, but comparing data is not quite that easy. Using this diff process is great if you only want to compare a few files, but what if you need to scan your entire database to look for differences? As with anything you can always create your own...

Build code using the SQL Server object browser's drag and drop capabilities     
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Trying to remember all of the object names, parameters and columns within tables becomes quite daunting for very large data models. This is where GUI tools such as Enterprise Manager and SQL Server Management Studio provided a big boost to the database market for SQL Server. The ability to do most of your work through a graphical interface versus having to do everything command line makes users much more productive and some time consuming tasks can be done with a point and click. There are se...

Tools of the Trade: SQL Server Profiler and Query Analyzer     
Total Hits: 55  |  Today: 0Author: Rob Howard      Rating:  
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In my last column, I discussed Microsoft® Application Center Test and how it could be used to measure the performance of your Web application (see Extreme ASP.NET: Tools of the Trade: Application Center Test). Application Center Test is one of those tools you don't know you need until someone shows you how useful it really is. I covered the value of Application Center Test for measuring performance, which is quite critical because you can use those measurements to make improvements, set goals, a...

Code Exploration, SQL Queries, and More     
Total Hits: 87  |  Today: 0Author: Scott Mitchell      Rating:  
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Large Microsoft .NET Framework applications can contain hundreds or thousands of classes organized into different assemblies that constitute distinct layers in the application’s architecture. While most developers work exclusively with a particular section of the architecture, senior developers and system architects are typically responsible for code and design decisions that impact various pieces of the architecture and their interconnections. For these code changes and architectural decisions,...

VisualPaseo     
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VisualPaseo is the .Net middleware between Visual Studio and your Information System VisualPaseo is the .Net component that controls all the computers and applications in your Information System. The software developer uses VisualPaseo Designer to define process steps, generate the middleware in XML and integrate it into Visual Studio via the .net VisualPaseo component. To some extent, VisualPaseo is for developers what Dreamweaver/NVU is for Webmasters....

DeKlarit 3.5: Model Driven Development at its Best  Version: 3.5     Price: $899.00 / Free Trial  
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DeKlarit is the only Model Driven tool that combines: Agile database modeling; declarative business rules; automatic code generation; and seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET to deliver a truly agile development process for building and maintaining .NET connected applications.

DeKlarit 3.5 features seamless integration with Microsoft Enterprise Library for caching, authentication, authorization, configuration, and cryptography. All the required configuration files are au...

Easy LINQ Queries, Becoming A Better Developer, And Logging Help     
Total Hits: 122  |  Today: 0Author: Scott Mitchell      Rating:  
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One of the major additions to the Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 is LINQ, a set of classes and language enhancements designed to offer a universal data-querying syntax. With LINQ to Objects, LINQ to XML, and LINQ to SQL, you can query arrays and collections, XML documents, and database tables using a similar syntax with rich features like IntelliSense® and compile-time type checking. LINQ syntax, however, can be downright confusing for developers who have spent the better part of their programmin...

SQL Server Business Intelligence Tools     
Total Hits: 253  |  Today: 0Author: Edgewood Solutions Engineers      Rating:  
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One of the fastest growing segments in the SQL Server market is the Business Intelligence area. With vast amounts of data, managing the data and gaining insight has become more of a challenge. Luckily, many organizations are focusing on products to improve the insight into the data for IT professionals and users alike. This give us more time to focus on our needs and data, rather than having to build sophisticated custom products as a portion of the requirements. As such, in this tip we will...

SQL Server Database Backup and Restore Failure Notifications     
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My backups and restores fail infrequently, but when I find out it is too late. How can I find out sooner? SQL Server ships with native alerts that can be configured to notify an operator when a backup or restore failure occurs. Reference the chart below for the SQL Server 2000 backup and restore alerts as well as the link to the T-SQL code below to implement these alerts....

How does Enterprise Manager get its data     
Total Hits: 257  |  Today: 0Author: Edgewood Solutions Engineers      Rating:  
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Have you ever wondered where Enterprise Manager gets its information from and how you can retrieve the same data without using Enterprise Manager? Well it's not a big secret. Most of the information that is displayed in the GUI is based on information gathered from queries, but what queries? If you have ever looked at the system tables to try to figure this out, it is not as straight forward as you think. So how do you find out what queries Enterprise Manager is using?...

SQL Formatter Tool     
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One of the things that drives me crazy is having to format my SQL statements. It is hard enough writing the statements in the first place, but then having to take the time to format the code, make keywords uppercase, using tabs to align column names, tables names etc... is just a lot of work. But it is one of those things that if you don't do it now it never happens except for the next time that you edit that code and spend a bunch of time formatting it anyway....

Finding SQL Servers On Your Network with the OSQL and SQLCMD utilities     
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A common problem noted among database managers and network administrators is the number of unauthorized SQL instances on a network. Without proper application of service packs and hotfixes these instances create holes through which hackers and others can exploit the database infrastructure. Another situation you may find yourself in is needing to connect to a server instance whose name you can't recall. In either case you can find what you need by using OSQL or SQLCMD....

Free Performance Profiler Tool for SQL Server 2005 Express     
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With the release of SQL Server 2005 Express, Microsoft has offered a lot of new features that did not exist with MSDE. A couple of these things include Reporting Services features as well as a GUI management tool to manage SQL Server instead of having to do everything via command line. Although they have added a lot of new features, not all of the tools needed to maintain and troubleshoot SQL Server are included. One of these tools that is not included is Profiler....

SQL Server Documentation Tools     
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Maintaining documentation about your SQL Server databases is a big task. No matter how many developers or DBAs you may have, keeping documentation current is a challenge. In most cases you only need view a portion of the database defined in an easy to view format, but if this is something you don't keep up with on a constant basis your efforts will never yield up to the minute documentation. In addition, SQL Server stores all kinds of meta data about your database objects, so it makes sense t...

NDepend     
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NDepend analyses .NET assemblies of an application and generates reports containing design quality metrics, warnings and diagrams. The VisualNDepend tool allows analysing all these data thanks to an interactive view. Such view can be tuned according to numerous software metrics....

SQL Code Completion, Subversion Tools, Agile Development, and more     
Total Hits: 130  |  Today: 0Author: James Avery      Rating:  
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As a developer, it can be tough to switch languages. For instance, if you are using Visual Basic® .NET and need to write some C#, it can take time to remember the equivalent C# syntax. Happily, it's rare that as developers using the Microsoft®.NET Framework we need to write both Visual Basic .NET and C# on a routine basis. There is another language we write in quite a bit—SQL. But unlike Visual Basic .NET and C#, both of which provide IntelliSense® to help us remember language keywords, Visual S...

Free SQL Server tools from Microsoft     
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There is often the need to do something with SQL Server that does not necessarily come shipped with the product. Thanks to Microsoft there are plenty of additional free tools that can be used to enhance your SQL Server environment. Microsoft has plenty of additional tools that you can take advantage of that interact or support SQL Server. Below is a list of some tools that could come in handy and enhance the toolset you already have available. Some of these tools are specific to SQL Server 200...

Free SQL Server Troubleshooting Tool from Microsoft     
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Getting insight into a SQL Server issue can be difficult without a comprehensive set of information. To first determine all of the configurations and information sources is difficult enough, but to capture the information in an automated manner on a regular basis can quickly become a major challenge. But, if you have an issue, this information is extremely valuable to determine changes to the system over time and their subsequent impacts. One option to capture a comprehensive set of SQL Serve...



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