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Shared Projects and Portable Class Libraries (PCLs) - What Are They and When Should I Use Them? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Seth V., Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:32

We are excited to see a number of people from the technical community sharing their knowledge and ideas! This week we are featuring a blog post by Seth V., Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound!

sparkhound logoSharing code is an important part of mobile development. In the past, mobile development has been about creating numerous projects for each platform targeted and linking all of the files. To reduce the duplication of effort and code, Microsoft has created two project types to help us: Shared Projects and Portable Class Libraries (PCLs)).

Portable Class Libraries

PCLs have been around for several years now; however, only in the last year or two has it gotten uniform usability across all of the major platforms (iOS, Android, Windows Phone). PCLs work based on a least common denominator approach – the only functionality that you can use must be available across all platforms that you are targeting...read more here!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 15:39
 
LANtec Lagniappe July 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 08 August 2014 08:07

LANtec Lagniappe

Get to know all about our July Employee of the Month, TESSA BROWN!Tessa

How long have you been with LANtec? 5 years

Any pets? None

What is your “go-to” song? I’m Every Woman – Whitney Houston

What is your favorite feel good food? Turtle pecan cluster Blizzard

What is one thing you can’t live without? Family

What were you doing the last time you had a really great laugh? Listening to Eddie Murphy’s Delirious on my last road trip

What is one thing on your bucket list? To see the Roman Coliseum

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you. I stuttered as a child

What do you enjoy the most about working at LANtec? The people are amazing!

Last Updated on Friday, 08 August 2014 08:13
 
Top 15 Tips Beginners Should Know About SQL Server PDF Print E-mail
Written by William A., Senior Development Consultant   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00

We are excited to see a number of people from the technical community sharing their knowledge and ideas! This week we are featuring a blog post by William A., Senior Development Consultant at Sparkhound!

SQL Server

 

 

Top 15 Tips Beginners Should Know About SQL Server

 

  1. It's "See-quell", not "Ess Kew Ell".  (That's an easy one.)
  2. For each database, it's either SIMPLE recovery model or FULL recovery model + regular Transaction Log Backups.  These are the only two options.
  3. Don't shrink a database file unless it's an emergency.  The file grew to its current size for a reason. (Unless, of course, you forgot Lesson #2.)
  4. Shrinking a database on a schedule is about the rookiest mistake you can make, as is enabling the "AutoShrink" feature.  Never!
  5. Database Autogrowth events are unpredictable performance drains on a database. Proactively look out for database files that are experience autogrowth events, and manual grow those files yourself instead.

Continue reading here...

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 13:53
 
LANtec Lagniappe PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:51

LANtec Lagniappe

We had not one, but TWO Employees of the Month for June!

Learn all about them here!

Mechelle RoberthonMechelle Roberthon

How long have you been with LANtec? 2 months and 6 days

Any pets? Goodness NO! I’m afraid of all animals L

What is your “go-to” song? “Let Me Win” by Chrisette Michele

What is your favorite feel good food? Baked chocolate chip cookies

What is one thing you can’t live without? God/Jesus

What were you doing the last time you had a really great laugh? Making fun of the way a celebrity pronounced bridesmaids

What is one thing on your bucket list? Visit New York City!

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you. I played the cello for 3 years and I miss it!

What do you enjoy the most about working at LANtec? Teaching something new and refreshing to the students who come to class. When they can use what is being taught I know I have done my duty J

 

Cheryl WilliamsCheryl

How long have you been with LANtec? Just over 3 years.

Any pets? 3 dogs: chihuahua, minpin, and a lab mix

 What is your “go-to” song?  Walking on Sunshine, by Katrina and the Waves always makes me smile.

What is your favorite feel good food? Chocolate!

What is one thing you can’t live without?  Family

What were you doing the last time you had a really great laugh?  Chatting with my mom on the phone. I love to laugh!

What is one thing on your bucket list?  See my ancestral castle in Scotland.

Tell us something that people may be surprised to know about you.  I was very shy growing up; my first speech in school was a disaster, I spoke no louder than a whisper.

What do you enjoy the most about working at LANtec?  The people! Students and coworkers alike.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:05
 
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