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Liam Westley His incoherent ramblings October 2005 Entries
RapidDB development system
During Sarah Blow's talk at DDD2 on Windows Mobile Development, she kindly plugged the RapidDB libraries which I have developed which are being made available as an open source project. It this sparked your interest you may want to find out more ... Basically, RapidDB is a set of libraries to provide a combination of; agnostic database access (SQL Server 2000, SQL CE 2.0, MySql 4.x, IBM DB2, Access MDB, Oracle 9i 'nearly there') a thin object relational model wrapper for communicating with the database ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 26, 2005 9:54 AM

Idiot's Guide to Replacing SourceSafe with SubVersion

My PowerPoint presentation from the DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper! from 22 October 2005 is now available for downloading at

It comes complete with speaker notes containing all the step by step instructions for the demonstrations within the presentation.

Posted On Sunday, October 23, 2005 4:44 PM

UK DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper2 Day

Well done to all the guys behind the second DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day, held yesterday at Microsoft's UK HQ in Reading.

Superb organisation, and an expanded number of tracks made it even better than the first event in May.  Personally, it's great to be given a chance to blather on about a subject direct to developers, and get their feedback in person. 

Roll on DDD3.

Posted On Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:22 AM

22 October 2005 - Free UK developer event
I will presenting a quick guide to running the SubVersion version control system under Windows and with VS.NET 2003. This is a a free event held at Microsoft UK in Reading. There are a lot more interesting speakers as well. You can find out more at, and for those not in the UK this is where you can download the slides after the event ......

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 8:05 PM

Non technical - personal stuff I normally avoid
OK I'm a hippy and buy organic food, including pork, lamb, mutton and eggs from these guys, I wouldn't normally plug a non techie thing on this blog, but they really are great guys and they have published my recipe for Lancashire Hot Pot (go to 'Useful links' on the menu). The recipe came from my mother, via her mother, form her mother, so it's a real long standing family recipe. Without Grant at Lee House I wouldn't be able to get hold of the mutton (an older, and ......

Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2005 7:58 PM

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