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I believe you can use the FileInfo.OpenWrite() method to check if the file is avaialbe for opening to write (assuming that you will not be able to if something else...
June 18, 2009 at 10:09 am
A couple of thoughts sprung to my mind when reading Phil Factors reply to this editorial.
First was a design philosphy I always try to follow, which is to think re-usable....
August 12, 2008 at 6:24 am
Your road trip application would be an interesting use of a genetic algorithm, which has been used before to solve 'travelling salesman' type. As I am sure you know,...
July 15, 2008 at 4:13 am
SQL Server, err.. none
I do have a Marconi Software Solutions shirt (the company ceased to exist when Marconi rationalised), and an Oracle CRM 11i shirt, and an ErWin baseball cap.
August 24, 2007 at 7:51 am
I agree totally, Microsoft haven't quite got their heads around search tools yet. They had a really nice little tool called LookOut, which was supplied as an unsupported add-on for Outlook....
August 23, 2007 at 1:57 am
Reading through all these posts I suddenly realised that my signature tag-line probably gives some idea of my personal attitude to taking risk. In fact, it is a simplification, I...
August 3, 2007 at 1:59 am
an interesting article. I have worked for a very large (now much smaller) electronics company where as I.T. consultants we were encouraged to 'challenge the business' both internally and with...
August 2, 2007 at 2:26 am
About 10 years ago I did a CA-Unicenter Systems Management and Service Desk implementation for a firm who's network ops centre was in Watford. The operations monitoring suite consisted of...
July 27, 2007 at 1:39 am
some sort of electronic link between the cost of your query plan and mains power supply?
July 26, 2007 at 9:44 am
unable to see the event log error image you have posted, can you reproduce it as text within a message please. Meanwhile, speculating on what you are saying...
If the job...
July 26, 2007 at 3:22 am
This sounds like one of those wonderful computing moments when reality fails to live up to expectations.
I usually find in these cases that...
July 24, 2007 at 2:41 am
I use UDFs and stored procedures. For me the most important things that determine whether I use a UDF or a procedure are that:
UDFs cannot use non-deterministic built-in functions such...
July 20, 2007 at 1:31 am
on my browser your post appears inside the one posted by kangarolf
How did you do that, some clever fiddletrickery with the frames?
July 17, 2007 at 6:47 am
I am not sure if this helps, because it may not be what you are trying to achieve, but I was wondering if, rather than store the value in the...
July 17, 2007 at 5:08 am
when I first started work in IT, I worked for a University in the UK which had previously been a polytechnic (a local governement vocational HE college). Because we had...
July 17, 2007 at 4:48 am