Jason N. Gaylord
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Hello, I'm  jasongaylord Jason

I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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What exactly is .NET?

One of the magazines I receive called Application Development Trends (www.adtmag.com), had an article written by David Chappell (www.davidchappell.com). The article was titled, One more time: What exactly is .NET? The article discussed the many reasons why Chappell felt the .NET name was dropped from most of the Microsoft lines. He also mentioned something very important. He said that Microsoft’s technology strategy has not changed. I would disagree.

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Relational vs Object-Oriented Databases

Awhile ago I was discussing with a few other peers on the ASP.NET forums regarding relational and object-oriented databases. In my opinion, it seems as though a .NET programmer would find an object-oriented database more useful than a relational database because you would then be allowed to pass entire objects to the application. However, the only object-oriented database that I’m aware of is called Caché by InterSystems (www.InterSystems.com). I have not had the opportunity to fully test their system. However, I do know some valuable information about the database and .NET development. OO databases allow for objects to be created and then passed between applications. .NET doesn’t directly support the Caché database nor any other OO databases. To get the OO database to work with the current framework, you can either use it as a relational database or pass the objects to web services; none of which uses the speed of an OO database. So, it will be interesting to see what OO databases will do in the future. I’m wondering if a future version of MS SQL will contain OO technology. Hmmm…  :-)

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Complicated Procs

One of my friends was recently in a job interview for a SQL Admin position. The HR representative in the interview asked him if he ever wrote complicated stored procedures. He told me this and I chuckled. What exactly dictates a complicated stored procedure? I’m interested to see what others would consider complicated, especially if you have an example. Post your “complicated procs” here.

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I’m not a SQL expert by any means, but, I hope to improve my knowledge and provide valuable insight to readers. I will be posting some interesting news and facts about SQL. My information might not always be regarding SQL Server 2000 or the upcoming SQL server code-named Yukon, but it will all relate to SQL.

Enjoy reading!

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Globalization Causes Assembly Issue

Today I was building an assembly in C#. I received an error saying, CS1607: Assembly generation -- Referenced assembly 'Assembly Name' is a localized satellite assembly. After lots of fussing, I figured out that the reason I was receiving that error was because of incorrect data in the AssemblyCulture property. In the AssemblyInfo.cs (or whatever your file is called with the version information), I had to change the [assembly: AssemblyCulture("en")] to [assembly: AssemblyCulture("")]. That fixed the issue!

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Survey Application

This past week, I began finishing up a survey application. It was a request from one of the departments that needed to send out multiple surveys with multiple types of questions. Then, they needed a way to build a dynamic query to get the results they needed. It is a fairly cool app with 6 tables and only 5 ASP.NET pages. Not too bad. I will see if I can post the polished code in the future. It’s still in beta mode.

One last thing: I noticed that at ASP.NET Connections in Palm Springs, Steve Smith will be speaking about caching. I think my User Group will find this interesting as he will be speaking about caching just 2 months before that conference when he visits our User Group. :-)

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User Group Update

Finally our user group website is back up. You will notice that it loads much quicker now. I’ll be posting some items interesting items that I find on the blogs or in the lists there as well so even if you aren’t in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area, you can still get the info.

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Whidbey Demo

Thanks to Julie Lerman, I now know of some material I can pass onto my User Group and students about Whidbey. I’ll post this on the Discussion Board of my User Group site, however, the link is here:

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ASP.NET 101 (actually CIS 263)

In the Fall of this year, I will begin a part-time teaching gig at a local college called Luzerne County Community College (www.luzerne.edu). In the fall, I will be teaching CIS 263, an Introduction to ASP.NET. The class will be on Monday nights from 6pm-8:55pm EST. If anyone is interested in learning more, let me know. Otherwise, I’ll try to post frequent updates in the blogs regarding this.

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New Blog Options

I would like to take the time to thank Scott and everyone else who worked on the blog admin site and the blogs in general. You guys did a phenomenal job on cleaning this up and getting this to work. Unfortunately I have been tied up with stuff to blog much, but I hope to be back soon! Congrats on the improvements!!!

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