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Basics of SQL Server 2008 Locking

Relational databases are designed for multiple simultaneous users, and Microsoft SQL Server is no different. However, supporting multiple users requires some form of concurrency control, which in SQL Server's case means transaction isolation and locking. Read on to learn how SQL Server 2008 implements locking.

Writing UDFs for Firebird Embedded SQL Server

This article was written mainly for developers who use Firebird Embedded SQL Server in .Net framework applications and want to speed up or optimize DB queries. We will describe how to create your own native Firebird extension and show some approaches how to use it in managed code applications.

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