Articles Written by Mike Gunderloy

In Praise of the Lowly Comment

See how to make comments in your code more useful & effective for you and your fellow developers.

Getting Started with SQL Server Service Broker

Learn how the Service Broker provides the "plumbing" to let you pass messages between applications, using SQL Server as the transport mechanism.

Audio Feedback the Easy Way

Adding audio feedback to a .NET 2.0 application is easy using the System.Media namespace.

Quick Debugger Visualizers in Visual Studio 2005

Debugger visualizers allow you to provide a custom user interface for the display of particular classes of data when your program is in debug mode. While there are some complex use cases for this, you can actually derive considerable benefit from very simple debugger visualizers—ones that take ten minutes or less to build.

XML Queries and Indexing in SQL Server 2005

For the first time, SQL Server 2005 offers a native XML data type. See how you can store and query XML documents as part of a SQL Server table, and how to use XML indexes to make queries against these columns more efficient.

Introduction to SQL Server Report Builder

SQL Server 2005 is the first version to include end user reporting capabilities. See how the new Report Builder makes it easy for analysts to generate reports while avoiding the performance pitfalls of completely ad hoc reporting.

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