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Handling Peak Loads  -  Different factors can increase the loads on your information systems. What methods are you using to manage those peaks far above the norm?

Data Merging  -  Managing data changes in relational databases can be an interesting problem. It seems to me many applications have simply given up on trying, and cause a lot of downstream problems.

Speed Up Entity Framework  -  Entity Framework has some performance problems by design, just as most ORM tools do. Today I present an Extension designed for SQL Server that can boost the performance of Entity Framework dramatically.

Modern Database Security  -  Have the needs for security in the relational database changed since the days of two tier applications?

Clients Determine Database Naming Convention  -  In this case, the clients I'm talking about are not those clients of your application. Instead it is that set of technical individuals consuming your database resources directly, such as report writers. Should their took determine the naming convention of your schema?

Names Do Matter  -  Aaron shares his experience with a strong persuasion that good names for database objects are essential for clear communication.

Are Names Important Anymore  -  In the last year I have come across naming conventions I find to be out of the norm. Is it really important?

Convert Array of Strings to PostFix Notation  -  Check out one method for taking an array of strings and translating it to a Postfix formula. Gilles also provides some valuable links for looking into other code techniques to solve this problem of converting an Infix expression into Postfix.

Formula Evaluation - Expression Parsing  -  The step of evaluating a mathematical expression in the form of a string is to break the formula into individual operations and operands. Today we look at one technique.

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