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.
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Microsoft and other third party vendors have developed a few free SQL Azure development tools for integration of your SQL Azure Database with a local on premises database. Tapas Pal looks at some of these Azure development tools and discusses how the Azure developer can use them in their day-to-day development activity.
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If you have written solid code, you have accomplished one half of the objective. Solid code is the protagonist, or hero, of our story, but testing is the more sedate side kick that often saves the day after the hubris of the hero has almost certainly lead to calamity.