I had a blast presenting in NYC Thursday night on ADO.NET 2.0 Query Notifications. It was also a great whirlwind trip to my old stomping grounds where I lived for my first eight years out of college. I did a little of everything…subway, taxis, Museum of Modern Art, falafels in Union Square, the farmer’s market in Union Square, walking through the “new & improved” Times Square, an incredible meal at a French restaurant in Chelsea, Penn Station, NYC bagels…. Stephen Forte and Andrew Brust were great hosts!
It was my first visit to the microsoft offices up on 6th Ave. Last time I was there they were on 50th and 8th, in the same building where I happened to work at N.W. Ayer in the late 80’s. Thanks to the receptionist there for allowing me a little reprieve and internet access (and a cookie or two) prior to the user group meeting.
I have updated my Query Notification samples where I was [accidentally] overdoing it with the unecessary VB Static to cache my datatable rather than the simpler VB Shared. Although my samples worked perfectly well, they were not as efficient as they could have been. Thanks again to Andrew for pointing this out when hundreds of developers before him have either not noticed or just not bothered to mention it. (Read more about that as well as my recent (somewhat aggravating) education on VB Static over here.)
The deck and samples are on my TALKS page of my website. Scroll down to “Leveraging Query Notifications ….“
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