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SQL Prompt - Intellisense for SQL Server

posted 23 May 2006 09:21 by Derek Lakin :: 1 Comments
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Those clever guys over at Red-Gate have been at it again. This time with SQL Prompt, an add-in for SQL Server that gives you Intellisense code completion. "SQL Prompt provides Intellisense® style auto-completion for Microsoft SQL Server editors. It Read More

FlexWiki 2.0

This happened quite a while back now and even more progress has been made, but I still think it's worth mentioning. Thanks to the herculean efforts by Craig Andera, FlexWiki has been branched in CVS to give a new branch that is built using .NET 2.0.One Read More

New Version of GoogleTalk

A new version of Google Talk is now available for download. I tend not to use the main interface much I just respond to chat windows that popup when someone chat's with me (often from the GMail chat window), so I didn't know there was a new version until Read More

Social Bug Tracking

Axosoft are trying a little marketing experiment with their Bug Tracking product OnTime 2006. For just $5 you can get a 5 license version of their Small Team Edition of OnTime 2006, which is available for Windows, Web and VS.NET 2003/2005. Read More

Free eBooks from Apress

Apress have a selection of programming books available for free download in PDF format. The titles available at the moment are: A Programmer's Introduction to PHP 4.0 Writing Perl Modules for CPAN Programming VB .NET: A Guide For Experienced Programmers Read More

Yet More WLM Invites!

I logged in again this morning and I've got even more Windows Live Messenger Beta invites to hand out! I guess the team are ramping up on the number of users. I had an extra 5 but I've sent one to poor Philippe who was the 6th to comment on yesterday's Read More

Windows Live Messenger Beta Invites

After my initial flurry of inviting close friends I've now got some more invites to hand out for the new Windows Live Messenger (Messenger 8) beta. First five to comment get an invite. Read More

Uninstalling the Betas

If you haven't yet installed the release version of one of the Visual Studio 2005 editions then you may find this Microsoft page particularly useful as it includes a link to an auto-uninstall tool for automatically removing any previous beta Read More

RegEx Visualizers for Visual Studio 2005

Roy Osherove (author of the Regulator) has just released a Regex Debug Visualizers kit for Visual Studio 2005. Visual Studio allows creating "Debug Visualizers" for all types in .NET framework as well as custom types.You can find such visualizers for Read More

Caching in Windows Applications

I've often heard that you can use the ASP.NET caching features provided by the .NET Framework in Windows applications, but never tried it. Well, today I read a post by the great Scott Hanselman that confirms it:  I also started Read More

Bill's Baby and Web 2.0

In addition to the kind of posts I've been churning out here I'm now writing (generally) lengthier posts on Bill's Baby and Web 2.0 Blog, both part of the FineFools community. The Bill's Baby blog is all about Microsoft, to which my contributions Read More

More Free Stuff!

Continuing the tradition of signingup for free developer goodies here's a post about more free stuff. Over at the Component Factory the Krypton Toolkit has been released. Just go to the Downloads link and enter your email address to receive instructions. Read More

VistaDB 2.1 Database for .NET Has Been Released

I'm always on the lookout for free stuff, especially when it comes to software development. I've heard a lot of buzz in the past about VistaDB, especially with reagrd to it's small footprint, which makes it ideal for distributing online. Now it seems Read More

Cool Refactoring

Visual Studio provides some really good refactoring tools, such as renaming, so that if you rename a class for example a smart tag pops up and allows you to rename and references. Today, however, I noticed that this is all done automatically if you rename Read More

Debugging and Unit Testing

I've written enough code to start debugging and unit testing now (no flaming about writing unit tests first, etc, please!). The Create Unit Tests feature is really nice. With virtually no effort at all you can set up unit tests to start exercising your Read More
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