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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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries 1

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 16, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups 1

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
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