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November 2006 Entries

David Litchfield has found an interesting new security vulnerability in Oracle databases and also done a comparison on whether Oracle or SQL Server is more secure. Dangling Cursor Snarfing: A New Class of Attack in Oracle - http://securitywatch.eweek.... Which Database is More Secure? Oracle vs. Microsoft - http://www.databasesecurity... ......

http://www.castleproject.org/

I am pretty impressed from what I've seen so far with the Castle Project. They offer an MVC framework, an object-to-relational persistence framework and a few other things. I looked through the examples and it seems like it is well-documented and pretty straightforward to use.


The internal keyword (in C#) gives access to other classes within the same assembly. Friend is the equivalent keyword in VB.Net. However, if you want another assembly to have access to another assembly’s “internal” stuff (in C#), then you can use the method from the web link below called “Friend Assemblies” where it exposes one assembly’s “internal” stuff to another assembly. Nowhere in this process do you actually use a keyword friend or friendly in C#. It is simply what they have called this relationship ......

Garbage Collection: Automatic Memory Management in the Microsoft .NET Framework Part 1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Part 2: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... The GC fact of the day is "it takes less than 1 millisecond on a 200Mhz Pentium to perform a full GC of generation 0" ......

Just saw this article that sums up the new C# features in .Net 2.0: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Yes, I'm definitely late on this one, especially since .Net 3.0 is already available: http://www.microsoft.com/do... ......

What a novell idea... a way for IT pros to connect: https://aggreg8.net/.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Richter describes how to use the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR), a lightweight distributed services-oriented architecture and a common language runtime (CLR)-based library included in the Microsoft Robotics Studio toolkit. "The CCR library is a managed DLL that greatly simplifies these tasks for the programmer. The CCR offers a number of classes allowing developers a simple object model that they can ......

The new Windows SysInternals website has been up, but I just noticed today: http://www.microsoft.com/te... The Sysinternals web site was created in 1996 by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell to host their advanced system utilities and technical information and Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006. Whether you’re an IT Pro or a developer, you’ll find Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. If ......

As well as introducing the Microsoft Fiddler Http Debugger, these two articles provide a good introduction to Http performance, caching and compression. http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... http://msdn.microsoft.com/l... ......

Here is a quick and simple intro to Python for those of you who are new to it like me: http://www.builderau.com.au... If you're a .NET developer and feeling inspired give IronPython a spin: http://www.codeplex.com/Wik... ......

A clear and concise article by Gunderloy on Getting Started with SQL Server Service Broker: http://www.developer.com/db/article.php/3640771.