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Introduction NHibernate’s HiLo (High-Low) id generation algorithm is one of the most commonly used, and for good reasons:
It is database-independent, that is, does not rely on any database-specific functionality such as SQL Server’s IDENTITY and Oracle’s SEQUENCE;
It allows batching of inserts;
It complies with the Unit of Work pattern, because it sends all writes at the same time (when the
session is flushed);
Your code does not need to know or care about it.
Now, this post does not intent to explain this algorithm in depth, for that I recommend the NHibernate HiLo Identity Generator article or Choosing a Primary Key: Natural or Surrogate?, for a more in-depth discussion of id generation strategies. Here I will talk about how to make better use of the NHibernate implementation. Max Low First of all, you can configure...(Read whole news on source site)

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Last week at Build 2014, Bill Staples showed off a preview of the new Microsoft Azure portal for the first time. You can jump to his demo in Scott Guthrie’s keynote. The new portal was built from the ground up to put your applications at the center of the experience. This may sound like an obvious concept, but let us stop for a moment to consider the state of cloud development. When developing for the cloud today, we are oftentimes managing individual resources (databases, storage, cloud services, virtual machines, and so on). It’s left up to
us as cloud developers and IT professionals to piece these resources together in some meaningful way and manage them over time. Have you ever provisioned a cloud resource and later forgot what it’s being used for? Is this resource important, or was it just for testing? Which application was it for? I’m certainly guilty of this. The cloud makes it easy to use resources, and likewise it’s easy to waste them if you aren’t careful. Furthermore, the planning, development, and testing of those applications is usually done elsewhere, such as within Visual Studio Online. Monitoring the health of those...(Read whole news on source site)

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There’s been a lot of digital ink spilled over the past few days regarding the so-called “Heartbleed” bug. The bug should not be confused with a computer virus, which is a malicious program designed to steal or otherwise harm a computer system that may or may not use a security flaw to allow it to […]

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Originally posted on: Today's $10 deal of the day from APress at is Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration. "Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. "

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If, like me, you’ve found yourself in a situation where you need to take an existing CSS menu and make it more touch screen “friendly”, then this is for you.  Unfortunately, I found myself in this situation.  To make the matter worse, I didn’t have access to popular frameworks such as Bootstrap and jQuery.  The […]



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