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John Workman The Workdog's weblog.... a brain dump, of sorts. May 2005 Entries
Visual Studios 2005 - trouble debugging xslt
Well, I finally installed Visual Studios 2005 beta 2. I have been very excited about what I have heard about the debugging capabilities with XSLT. To date, I’ve always used XSelerator , and I have been hoping to see similar functionality in VS. For some reason, it’s not working. It feels like a user error, but it just doesn’t make sense. I’ve loaded an XSLT file and an XML file, and I’ve pointed the properties of the xslt to the input and output files, but the debugger ......

Posted On Thursday, May 26, 2005 9:21 AM

inherent flaw with IEEE's representation of decimals
I've told this story in the past, but since I'm new to this blog, it's worth repeating. There is an inherent flaw with IEEE's representation of decimals. This problem effects many languages, not just Visual Basic. Most people are astonished when they learn of this. First, I will show you the problem, then I will show you how to work around this problem, followed by an explanation for why this happens. In VB, open the Immediate window. Type the following: ? 2.07 * 100 207 ? int (2.07 * 100) 206 Now ......

Posted On Friday, May 13, 2005 12:28 AM

Nice list of SQL Performance Articles
SQL performance has been a big focus of mine lately. Too often you find sql that someone tested in a lab and shipped it, without ever running it against production data and checking the query plan and read count. Once it starts running against millions of rows, it times out. Then it often ends up on my desk to rewrite. A friend of mine, Dave Roberts, is one of those I rely on when I get stuck. He shared with me the following list of articles, mostly from msdn, which will aid you on your quest for ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 11, 2005 10:17 PM

Hello. I thought I would start out by welcoming you to my blog, giving you a little background on myself, and letting you know what to expect from me. So.... Welcome. I know it's not much in the way of appearance. I will work on that in the near future. My name is John Workman. I'm a Senior Product Engineer (fancy title for developer/tech consultant/solution architect/etc.) for BlueCube Software (formerly part of Radiant Systems). We are located in the suburbs of Atlanta. We are a Microsoft shop ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2005 11:04 PM

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