As you know, the Visual Studio 2010 (VS 2010) install is bundled with SQL Server 2008 Express. With the install, Microsoft provides a tool set for administering and developing s SQL Database from within Visual Studio. While I like the ability to develop SQL and C# code in one window, the included tool set isn’t [...]
For an application I am currently writing, I need to create a directory to temporally store files so that I can later add them to a zip file. Normally I would do this in memory but I’m going to be dealing with 4000 files on average. After the files are placed in the zip file, [...]
I recently had to restore a copy of a production Oracle database to a test schema for testing query optimizations and I had a test user run into this issue:
ORA-25207: Enqueue failed, queue QueueName is disabled from enqueueing.
It seems like when the database was restored the Queue did not get enabled. How do [...]
I’m in the process of writing an application that combines Crystal Reports exported as PDFs (in memory) into one PDF file. While I was testing the application, it threw the following error after processing approximately 300 reports:
Really helpful right? My developer machine had more than enough memory to handle that many in [...]
The other day I wrote a small application that monitors websites and sends out emails when content is updated. I decided to send out emails via Google Apps (GH). Here is how to setup your code to send out emails using your GH account. First, you will need the following items:
A Google Apps account [...]
For the past few months I’ve been interviewing candidates for developer positions at my place of business. These interviews have ranged from technical phone screenings to in-person interview sessions and candidates with skills ranging from entry to senior level. I’ve interviewed some phenomenal people and some people that have completely bombed the entire process. Based [...]
Or lack thereof.
So the other day I’m unit testing some changes I made to an ASP.NET application and I noticed the webpage was acting a little funny. Before I go any further, I need to preface something: this application has been around for a long time and touched by many, many programmers. This particular [...]
I realize this is a post from the wayback machine, but hang on for a second. This is a problem that I’ve been encountering on one of our older support and maintenance projects. The project is an ASP.NET 2.0 application written in VB.NET. The application has several Crystal Reports (version XI R2) in the main [...]
AboutMy name is Joshua Starling and I am software developer for a local company in Tallahassee, FL. I am also a new parent to a sweet baby girl and a lifelong video gamer. This blog chronicles the up and downs of those three worlds.