Delimited lists aren't always good idea, but if you need one, what's a good way to do it? Ever use the object_name functio or query syscomments? Or know why you might want to? These couple tips might save you some time one day.
SQL Server 2000 integrates a number of features to work with XML data and SQL Server 2005 should expand upon that. However the SQL Server 2000 extensions for working with XML data in T-SQL are not that mature. New author Eli Leiba looks at how he can traverse an XML file using T-SQL code.
A service oriented architecture seeks to decouple some of the tight connections normally built between systems and components. Here's a great overview on how messaging between systems can be setup from MSDN.