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Getting Started with Google Cloud SQL

This article describes how to get started with Google Cloud SQL

Getting Started with Google Cloud Storage - Using the Developers Console

This page provides a quick and easy way to get started with Google Cloud Storage using the Google Developers Console.

MySQL benchmarking: Know your baseline variance!

Often enough I find MySQL benchmark results where the difference between results is 1% or even less and some conclusions are drawn. Now it is not that 1% is not important – especially when you’re developing the product you should care about those 1% improvements or regressions because they tend to add up. Show More Summary

Error'd: What Kind of Grass Do They Have in Canada?!

For those of us in the US, today is our "Friday" in lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday. So, in honor of our nation's most hallowed day of feasting (and deep discount shopping the day after), here's an Error'd two days early. (Don't worry...Show More Summary

node.js performance profiling per functions

Get a meaningful insight into your node.js code performance without code changes. Quickly learn which functions are using the most CPU time.

Symfony CMF Hackdays in Würzburg (12/13 Dec. 2014) - Symfony CMF

The Mayflower Gmbh will host the next Symfony CMF Hackday in Würzburg, Germany. It will be focused on the roadmap for the 1.3 release. We are going to have nearly two days of hacking and pushing the CMF forward to the next version. You can sign up to the event on Doodle. There will be a public workshop as an opener, too. Show More Summary

What’s new in C# 6.0? - Setting default values to Auto Properties

Did you try the new Visual Studio 2015 and.NET 4.6? At the time of writing this blog post, it’s still in “Preview” release for the developers to try and report issues..NET 4.6 comes with C# 6.0 with additional new features expected by developers to improve their coding productivity. We are now goi

What’s new in C# 6.0? - String Interpolation

Did you download the new Visual Studio 2015 IDE? If not, try the preview version before it actually releases and start improving your coding skills with the forthcoming IDE from Microsoft. Today we are going to explore another new feature of C# 6.0 coming with this release. Let’s continue the series

Input Masking with ASP.NET MVC4

How to add textbox input mask using jquery.maskedinput in ASP.NET MVC4

Because Reading is Fundamental

Most discussions show a bit of information next to each user: What message does this send? The only number you can control printed next to your name is post count. Everyone who reads this will see your current post count. The more you...Show More Summary

Handling Entity Framework Stored Procedure ResultSets Polymorphically

A reflective approach to providing stored procedure based data access methods with a reuse pattern based on polymorphic Types as arguments in ObjectResult

Build a website with Kaliko CMS using WebForms

Introduction to Kaliko CMS - an open source content management system for ASP.NET


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How To Send Mail Using SQL Server: Part 1

In this article, we are going to learn the concept of mail sending using SQL Server.

Web Acceptance Tools Suck

Wow. Almost a whole year since I posted something. Time to change that. It is not a coincidence that I write this blog post on Halloween 2014. Because I want to talk about something that should make your skin crawl and want to urn all...Show More Summary

Test Spies and Mockery

While recording some screencasts I was struggling to figure out how to get PHPUnit's built-in object mocking tools to allow me to create what is known as a "test spy". I talk about them briefly in my PHPUnit Cookbook but I think that...Show More Summary

Testing Listeners

I had an idea to put together some kind of "PHP Testing Koans" site as a way o help PHP developers get better at learning how to actually write tests. Most developers who are introduced to testing get blocked at the point of actually writing a test. Show More Summary

Testing Smells - try/catch

As part of a project to migrate the PHP code at work from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.4, I'm using our extensive test suite to look for instances where something that changed between the versions of PHP that we are using has caused some unexpected...Show More Summary

The Grumpy Programmer's Guide To Software Company Culture

My co-worker Jarvis wrote a blog post about how he doesn't care about your company culture. I don't know what prompted this blog post, but I disagree with many fundamental parts of it. Jarvis seems like a decent guy (have only met him...Show More Summary

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