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How to generate random data

June 9, 2016 jlion 0

I’ve been doing some performance testing of sql recently and wanted lots of data to work with. I didn’t want real data, with names and other confidential information. I’ve been using a function I created a few years ago and which is presented below. The function can be used to generate either numerical data, alpha data, or a combination, within …

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HP Laptops

May 22, 2016 jlion 0

I have an HP laptop, a fact that on some days I accept and other days regret. It’s a good laptop, a Pavilion DVD-7000. It’s capable of handling about anything I would want to do, with a high resolution screen and an I7 processor.

There’s a great support website with all the necessary drivers. Impressively thorough technical documentation is available, …

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Linq to Entities vs the Database

April 28, 2016 jlion 0

I’ve been working with sql server for a long time. I like sql, I like the immediate feedback that I get from working in SQL Management Studio, and because I do have a lot of experience I can quickly construct efficient queries.

I also recognize the value of having business logic in a central location, and understand how difficult it …

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The new JLION.COM!

December 28, 2015 jlion 0

I’ve been reworking JLION.COM recently with two goals in mind: One, to make the design responsive and phone/tablet friendly, and two, to make the site easier to update and maintain.…