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SSWUGtv: Cloud Technology Partners: Ben Grubin, Director of Product Management from Cloud Technology Partners discusses PaaSLane™, a solution to assess and optimize Java and .NET applications for modernization and cloud readiness.

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From the Editor's Desk...

A Question to Improve Your Code  -  Over time I have discovered a question that when answered can improve software I write. There are many different questions with similar impact. But this one question along has many different benefits.

Fix the Symptoms, Not the Cause  -  This is a recurring theme I come across from time to time. Something is not working the way we want it to. It's insecure, or maybe too slow. When we don't get down to the cause we end up fixing the symptoms instead. Fixing symptoms never resolves the problem for a long time...you'll be back fixing it again.

Inappropriately Implementing an Enterprise Architecture  -  I find an enterprise architecture is good to know, and apply when it solves a solution problem. However, I have been seeing it applied as a solution to symptoms of poor performance rather than key performance and scalable goals.

Silverlight Lifecycle  -  Silverlight brought the language of Dot Net into the browser resulting in powerful graphical capabilities in a browser using familiar Dot Net syntax. With HTML5 most of the same capabilities are now part of a browser in a familiar JavaScript syntax. Will Silverlight be phased out?

XML Data in SQL Server  -  Are you using the SQL Server XML data type? Are you getting the kind of performance you want?

Date and Time Options  -  Since SQL Server 2008 was released we have a number of new Date and Time data types available to us. Should we be adopting their use more quickly? Should DateTime be deprecated?

Recognizing Relational Anti-Patterns  -  Sometimes it is easier to recognize a fragile database design as an anti-pattern when it becomes complicated to query. Today we drill into that concept, and provide a reader's response with other examples.

Database Anti-Patterns  -  There are patterns for relational databases just as for other kinds of software. today I am reminded of an anti-pattern that continues to be implemented.

One Source of Truth  -  Many data persistence designs are available for applications. But, when you have duplicate targets with the same "MASTER" data you run the risk of data corruption. Check out today's thoughts on multiple sources of truth.




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