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Archives: June 2009

When the next object-persistence boat comes in.

I was reading a MCP training manual for SQL Server the other day. It was good. The whole of TSQL was covered in four hundred pages. It didn’t go into anything esoteric, mind you, but it explained such things as remote transactions and locking hints with precision and clarity. There… Read more

6 comments, 671 reads

Posted in Phil Factor's Phrenetic Phoughts: The SQL on 22 June 2009

The secret skill revealed in the dusty booklet

Going through one’s father’s belongings after his death is always a poignant, bitter-sweet experience. I was going through his most precious books a while back; there were books that were written by him, books by friends and relatives, books about friends or relatives, books of precious poems. There was a… Read more

24 comments, 688 reads

Posted in Phil Factor's Phrenetic Phoughts: The SQL on 18 June 2009