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Paula DiTallo, Practical Answers SQL

You were probably trying to do a comparison between 2 databases with different collation settings on a WHERE clause or on a join. Here's how you would do the comparison with a JOIN: Normal 0 false false ...

Coleman, Visual Studio File Lock Build Failure

We stumbled upon a situation where Visual Studio wouldn't let us a build with the following errors:Could not copy "obj\Debug\VsLockLib.dll" to "bin\Debug\VsLockLib.dll". Exceeded retry count of 10. Failed.Unable ...

Vincent Grondin,

On monday April 13th if you are in the Montreal region you have the opportunity to see the next generation of Web Apps in action with Rob Eisenberg and his new product: Aurelia. This event already has ...

Richard Jones,

I’ve submitted for review my Bin Collections WatchKit App.    It took a while to get everything correctly code signed, but its done...

Richard Jones,

So, after fighting it for a while, I’ve realised that most line of business apps need a grid control. iOS just doesn’t have this out of the box, we have UITableView and UICollectionView but they don’t ...

Aligned, .Net Tools

It took awhile to find the right NuGet package to use to create and decode a QR code, but we found it. The ZXing.Net port of the Java version turned out to be quick and easy to use. Scott Hanselman had ...

Design Patterns - tried-and-true solutions to common problems - have now been around long enough that many of them have very familiar names. We can use those names as part of an object-naming strategy. ...

Algonquin team won the first place trophy at Providence College.In addition to the trophy, Providence College has granted a $5,000 scholarship to each member of the first-place team (should they decide ...

Aligned,

Today in a meeting the leader was sharing a OneNote file to take notes via a remote meeting screen share. As he was formulating how the meeting should go (writing down questions for the group), I asked ...

AngelEyes,

Just found out - very easily - a simple way to add logging (via log4net) to my .Net Web API. Thanks to a "code friendly" post.The whole article is full of useful information, though in this instance I ...

D'Arcy Lussier,

I wrapped up my 9th Prairie Dev Con this week. I’ve been running conferences since 2009 (earlier if you count Code Camps I guess), and after 2 SDECs and 9 PrDCs, I’m finding that I still learn something ...

Aligned,

If you want to log to Windows Event Viewer you need to first create the EventLog and source. You can do this in C# or PowerShell. I’ve used LinqPad on the server before (run as administrator), but PowerShell ...

Herve Roggero, Azure

As customers adopt the Microsoft Azure platform, the need to backup Azure Blobs is becoming increasingly important. That’s because Azure Blobs are used by both the Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure ...