Tim McCarthy

Tim
McCarthy

Tim McCarthy is a principal engineer at InterKnowlogy, where he architects and builds highly scalable n-tier Web applications. His most recent book is Professional VB.NET, 2nd edition (Wrox Press).

Articles
Implementing the Design on the Client
Put the finishing touches on the database cache dependency design.
Fast Cache, Fresh Data
To avoid stale data in your Web applications' cache, try this trigger-based solution.
Related Solutions
You can find several solutions online that address data caching for Web applications. Here are some favorites.
Data Caching for Web Applications
Follow these data-caching tips to speed Web application performance.
.NET Development Strategies: Is COM Dead? 1
The .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) is a much-needed evolution of COM and COM+. Here's a general rule of thumb of whether to develop applications using it.
Using XML to Simplify COM Interfaces
Consider an XML string as a parameter when many people will use the object and you want to keep the interface clean and simple.
Choosing XML for the Right Reasons
XML is an extremely useful and exciting new technology, but don't rely on it for every data-transfer task.

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More
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