Monthly Archives: December 2007

[German] Der Gipfel "Wenn die Politik und die Hochschulen in Deutschland früher damit begonnen hätten, mehr Informatiker auszubilden, dann hätte auch SAP heute mehr Mitarbeiter in Deutschland." Advertisements

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ORA-01460: unimplemented or unreasonable conversion requested

Prepare for some ugliness using CLOB parameters in System.Data.OracleClient. When you write provider-independent code in ADO.NET, you might find out long string support breaks with Microsoft’s provider for Oracle. SYMPTOM: ExecuteNonQuery on your DbCommand fails with "ORA-01460: unimplemented or unreasonable conversion requested". … Continue reading

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The mystery of upper-case and lower-case GUID values

For every Windows developer GUIDs are familiar values, but they are widely used in distributed systems, too. COM classes, interfaces, type libraries all are identified using GUIDs. And, of course, .NET had to inherit this, so every assembly, interface, class, … Continue reading

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Software Quality – A Dilbertesque quagmire

Somebody wants us to be better than our competitor instead of being the best. That made me wonder. Somebody recently confused Code Quality and Software Quality. That made me mad. Somebody said software developers should get out of fairyland and … Continue reading

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