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I've been playing with the new SQL Server Data Tools, and I'm impressed by the way Microsoft has gotten the product out for review and is improving it with user-requested functionality.
In the midst of my playing around with the new SQL Server Data Tools, the Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate came out. So I thought I'd upgrade...
In-memory database comes from Starcounter, a Swedish company that announced the world's "fastest consistent database" thanks to patent-pending technology.
Microsoft released demos of both to get them in front of developers; already there's a wishlist of features from developers. Here's some of my initial thoughts and experiments with them.
LocalDB is making life easier for database developers working in the Visual Studio 11 IDE.
My current system was downed by eval software, so it's high time I build a dev machine for testing out new stuff.
SQL Server developers lead charmed lives: their skills are in high demand, they work with one of the more popular programming languages, their work is prone to attack. Okay, two out of three ain't bad.
Creating an application for Web, devices, and the cloud is easy and fast with LightSwitch. In fact, the only difficulty was installing the darn thing.
MIT, Stanford and other institutions of higher learning offer basic computer science courses that cost nothing but time.
Microsoft last week shipped the Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1, with some NuGet integration enhancements and bug fixes.
A recent salary survey indicates that database-related jobs provide good job security, and don’t rank too badly on the salary side of things, either.
It's a brand-new database world. Witness Oracle's release of a data provider that allows Oracle coders to work in .NET.
Microsoft may become the big data provider, especially if the government's data sources lose funding.