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Gavin Draper's SQL Server Blog

Software Dev/DBA living the dream in sunny Brighton, UK. I've been playing with SQL Server about nearly 20 years now and still feel just as clueless as I did back then. I love writing about things I find as I go along.

Archives: June 2012

C# Explicit Interface Implementation

In C# it is possible to write classes that implement an interface but only show the methods of the interface when the object is casted to the type of the interface.

For example lets say we have the following code

void Main()
	var f = new SuperFoo();

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Posted in Gavin Draper's SQL Server Blog on 7 June 2012

SQL Server Service Broker Explained

What is Service Broker?

Service Broker is a native SQL Server implementation of message queues.

What are message queues?

Message queues are a way of sending asynchronous messages across boundaries. Different message queue implementations offer varying features but the key features offered by pretty much all of them are…

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Posted in Gavin Draper's SQL Server Blog on 3 June 2012