Talking Animals

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To good not to share! This video truly demonstrates the connection between canine and human kind

Having strived to get this out of our Dita (boisterous Border Collie) since day one, and only being granted a dog toy in return, I commend this baby’s perseverance and canine communication skills!

Querying XML in SQL

This is one of the most useful (yet underused) data query techniques I have come across whilst using SQL server

Storing application objects as XML in a SQL Server database is one of the most flexible ways of logging/archiving data used in web processes, incoming interface jobs, and populated schemas for printing/invoicing etc; and when there are no restriction on table sizes, this method of storage and retrieval is a god send

The underlying reason for this post is the fact that I rarely have to use these queries anymore as I am only dealing with logging or archiving with XML and tend to forget the syntax! Continue reading