Control the SQL Server service from your VB code using SQL Management Objects (SMO).
Articles Written by Paul Kimmel
Build your applications with built-in "mock types" (aka "services stubs") to facilitate continued development and unit testing even when essential systems services are unavailable.
Learn how to use literal XML with VB9 and embed expressions, such as LINQ queries, in the XML.
Failure rates for custom software projects are astronomical. A few relatively simple choices in how you spend your time and focus your energies—without all the voodoo of the latest fad process—will make all the difference in the world.
Learn how to implement a Left Outer Join with LINQ.
Learn how to use regular expressions in Visual Studio's Quick Find and Quick Replace dialog for improved code replacement.