Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to update a database

Keeping a database's structure up to date can be a rather complicated task. If one is maintaining a web server then it's at first sight a simple task of updating the database when the server is updated. But what to do when the web server is the actual product delivered to customers? Another problem is perhaps more obvious, the product is an application that gets regular updates with bug fixes or new features.

Read my full article at The Code Project.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A WPF book I recommended

I have just started to develop a new application together with my customer and we are going to use the Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) and .NET 4. Since this is new to me I needed some literature in the subject. One book I have used is WPF 4 Unleashed by Adam Nathan (ISBN 978-0-672-33119-0). I can very much recommend this book. The reader must be familiar with the .NET framework and C#; no time is spent in describing .NET or programming in general. Together with Google this book will help you when developing WPF applications.