SQL Server 2000 added XML support to allow some basiuc manipulation of XML data. At the time, XML was a hot buzzword in the computer industry and there were lots of applications being written to use XML. While the buzz has cooled, Jon Winer still uses XML in some interesting ways to make his life easier and his applications more rebust. Here he brings us a technique he's used to reduce the number of round trips required by an application.
Are you familiar with using the Command object in ADO? If so, migrating to ADO.NET should be a snap.
Jon has been off in the land of C# and web apps for a while, but a recent project has him investigating OLAP and then coming up with a custom solution that met his needs. Jon helped us get this site off the ground, good to have him back for a guest appearance!
Jon Winer further discusses some comparisons using ADO versus the XML DOM to parse shaped recordsets. This article is a supplement to his previous article titled: Converting Shaped Recordsets into XML.