September, 2011

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C# shorthand+

Writing code shorthand in any language improves productivity and reduces the amount the author has to spin out – it...

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A hangout with Pierre Far from Google+

Today, along with a couple of dozen others, I joined Pierre Far who works in Google’s Webmaster Trends team for...

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Yuk! A Microsoft Windows Forms bug+

After lunch, I was fed and watered and ready to cut through some development jobs – so I picked out...

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Solving your WordPress internal server errors+

Today’s WordPress challenges included a hyphenated post and an internal server error – thankfully, each had quite simple solutions. Problem...

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Why I hope Google won’t add a minus one button+

Spend a few minutes on any google blogger’s blog, such as Matt Cutts‘s, or an SEO forum like Webmaster Central...

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Decoding quoted printable email in C#+

Today I have spent a rather torturous afternoon struggling to solve a quoted printable email formatting issue in @PolicyBee’s new...

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Google’s Schmidt reaffirms that PageRank is dead with his informative testimony+

The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) continued their investigation into complaints against Google making it progressively difficult for their competition to...

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Are you a power Googler?+

Google’s search box accepts more than just a search term, it accepts numerous operators providing the searcher the ability to...

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Yuk! some schoolboy errors found on big websites today+

How many rounds of testing do websites go through? The answer: from what I’ve found today, not enough. Do websites...

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I heart jQuery – a domino effect show / hide demo+

I heart jQuery. jQuery – The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library – is an immensely useful framework, much like...

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Yuk! a pearler of a coding horror found today+

And the winner of today’s coding horror goes to this little C# snippet… Line 1: case “UPPER”:Line 2:     result.m_datatype...

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SQL Server collations+

Collations are used by SQL Server to manage the usage of the characters from a language, such as English or...

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A jQuery quickie+

Since 2006, JavaScript frameworks have been publishing and iterating forward at an impressive pace, in 2011, there are two stand...

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Animal farm then 1984? – partitioned row numbers in T-SQL+

When returning a dataset, it is common to attach an ordinal or row number to each and every row, providing...

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Who succeeded George IV? – recursion in T-SQL+

Following on from my previous SQL post on Common Table Expressions in Microsoft SQL Server, this post demonstrates recursion through hierachial...

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Segmenting strings in SQL – a T-SQL CTE example+

Common Table Expressions (CTE) like so many of SQL Servers tools is only maximised by a small proportion of all...

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The under used nullif+

While the usage of the SQL function ‘isnull’ is ubiquitous, ‘nullif’ is the polar opposite. As with so many useful...

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Replication in SQL server – identity range management+

Identity columns are commonly used across numerous database applications, providing the database owner a low overhead, logical approach to stamp...

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