Rodney Guzman


Rodney Guzman is CTO and vice president of Interknowlogy, a software engineering firm in San Diego. His areas of expertise are B2C and B2B applications. Web usage analysis, security solutions and XML data engines for legacy systems. He has published books about Commerce Server and the XML Update.

Application Security with ASP.NET
Investigate ASP.NET for delivering applications with integrated security.
Visual Studio .NET: Better, Faster, Cheaper, Cooler
After you try Visual Studio .NET, you'll never want to go back to the old way of developing applications.
Languages in .NET 1
Visual Basic .NET gives you all the ease of rapid application development that you've been accustomed to in VB 6.0.
Security Services Markup Language
Take a brief look at Security Services Markup Language (S2ML), a proposed standard for shaing security information across sites.
Wireless Markup Language
If you know HTML, you already know Wireless Markup Language (WML). WML is simple, and it follows the XML standard.
Simple Object Access Protocol
Forget about the DCOM vs. CORBA holy wars. With SOAP, you can use any programming language on any OS.
Get Smart on BizTalk
Download Microsoft's BizTalk Server 2000 Technology Preview ( while you can and get smart on this technology.

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Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
Sep 1, 2015

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks 3

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
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