VBUGgin!#

I'm hanging out in the United Kingdom in Reading, just outside of London, attending the VBUG Conference.

Carl and Mark Miller are here as well.

Yesterday I did my famous advanced querying session, I've attached my demo files here for the folks who wanted them.

AdvQuerying_Setup.sql (3.48 KB)

AdvQuerying.sql (23.52 KB)

I'm also including my error handling queries, since I had enough time to quickly show off how SQL Server 2005 can actually handle an error: in this example, I handle a deadlock inside a stored procedure.

Error Handling Main.sql (1.48 KB)

Error Handling Second.sql (.26 KB)

Besides my session, Carl and I did a DNR Live, talking to the four fellows involved in a Code Off - the concept is that all four developers, working independently, build four different UIs over top of a common set of banking web services. The four clients included WinForms, Office, ASP.NET and mobility clients (PDA and Smartphone). They had about four hours to build the clients, and the results were impressive. It was an incredibly compelling demonstration of how capable Visual Studio 2005 is.

The conference ends today, then I'm off to London for the weekend before heading home.

Thursday, November 24, 2005 2:09:17 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) #    Comments [8]  | 

 

Thursday, November 24, 2005 6:33:37 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Richard,

Thanks for a great presentation yesterday, I learned alot from the session.

Regards

Iain
Thursday, November 24, 2005 3:28:14 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Richard,
As we say over here... "I'm not gay or 'owt but..." I thought your session was the one that stood out for me over the last few days... just beating Carls Penguin photos... awesome. Your knowledge and enthusiasm shone through. I feel glad to be a develop once more...

Hopefully you realise that over here a room full of people nodding quietly and smiling is the equivalent of lots of shouting and screaming back home - I know tons of people appreciated your presence.

All the best, & Cheers!
Andy Smith
Friday, November 25, 2005 6:11:59 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
I second Andy's comment re "nodding and smiling". I thought Carl especially was a bit disappointed with the audience reaction to some of his jokes, and the "culture gap" was not always that we didn't get it, but sometime because we're too shy to let on :-)

Thanks for covering pivot in SQL 2005; "proper" pivot support is something we had been looking forward to, and we'll now have to wait for the guys at Redmond to do what you tell them.

Also it was cool to chat with you and Mark Miller (briefly) in the bar on Weds eve. Thanks for being approachable.
Monday, November 28, 2005 10:49:12 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Ah, yes, them English, it's true :) I worked with one two English blokes for a year and it was hilarious but neither ever burst into laughter. It was all in the eyes, there you'd see if a joke landed well. It's foreign body language and when you're used to it, it's easy and you find that the English ROTFLMAO (in English: RMEBT - rolling my eyes big time) in a polite but effective way.
And no, you English aren't shy, loud laughter just doesn't go with your subtle, multi-layered sense of humour (I don't count Benny Hill).
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 9:33:46 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
The URLs for the two "Error handling" scripts are wrong; they're missing the endings (the stuff after the first space in the filename). Add
%20Handling%20Main.sql
after the first one, and add
%20Handling%20Second.sql
after the second one. (And having a .zip file to download them all would be even nicer!)


Tuesday, July 4, 2006 6:26:09 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
interesting reading.
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 8:59:41 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
:) I worked with one two English blokes for a year and it was hilarious but neither ever burst into laughter.
Sunday, August 27, 2006 2:52:06 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
the concept is that all four developers, working independently, build four different UIs over top of a common set of banking web services
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