Understanding and Using System.Transactions

These are some resources to help grasp System.Transactions functionality and use it effectively in your projects: Features Provided by System.Transactions to create transactional applications Implementing an Implicit Transaction using Transaction Scope MSDN Magazine Articles by John Papa: ADO.NET and System.Transactions Revisiting System.Transactions These are specific to TransactionScope (the way to go in most cases): Here is a practical example of […]

Using DbUpdater with MySql

DbUpdater can be used with mysql. Here are the files you need to jumpstart the integration – DbUpdater-MySql.zip 1. You might need to change the path to mysql.exe in mysql-exec.bat. 2. Modify values in mysql-sample-command-line.bat. Make sure mysql.data.dll is placed in GAC or in the same directory as DbUpdater.exe. Connector binaries can be downloaded from here – http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/6.1.html

Using NHibernate With SQLite in DbUpdater

DbUpdater (version 1.3 onwards) can be used with sqlite3. Review the files included in DbUpdater-sqlite3.zip 1. DbUpdater.exe.config must be modified. Note changes to the following keys – exe-file, exe-args, dialect, driver_class, connetion_string. 2. SchemaVersion.hbm.xml must be modified. The ‘class’ attributes value for the ‘generator’ of ‘id’ must be changed to ‘identity’. No other changes are needed here. 3. \SqlScripts\schema-version-table.sql is […]

WPF – LINQ to SQL Sample

This exercise in binding a WPF ListView control with LINQ to SQL was a lot of fun ! The following image shows data from AdventureWorks sample database displayed in the ListView control. The end result is very admirable, even in this very basic demo. Feeling a complete sense of freedom is unavoidable when working with WPF. This sample demonstrates : […]


Version Aware Database Schema Deployment Download : DbUpdater v 1.4 (License:GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)) Copyright © 2008 : Ash Tewari www.tewari.info DbUpdater is a free tool that helps you implement the database schema version control system described by K. Scott Allen in this set of articles : Three rules for database work The Baseline Change Scripts Views, […]

Database Schema Version Control Tool

It is essential to treat database schema as source code and apply all the norms and best practices applicable to it. From what I hear and read, database schema version control is non-existent in too many projects. Various techniques to accomplish version control of database schemas have been discussed and published. Martin Fowler and Pramod Sadagale has written a comprehensive […]