Bart Read

Bart is a project manager for Red Gate Software Ltd. He's currently looking after the .NET Reflector Pro project. Previously he's working on ANTS Memory Profiler, ANTS Performance Profiler, SQL Prompt, and has touched the code for most of the Red Gate SQL developer tools... some of them still haven't recovered from the shock. He was born and grew up in Dorset, was educated in Nottingham and London, and likes music and real ale. His photo is extremely misleading.

15 August 2006
15 August 2006

Extended SQL Prompt 3 Special Offer

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Some good news! We’ve decided to extend the $99 per license introductory pricing to all orders placed on or before October 20th 2006, which gives you another 3 weeks to get your orders in before it reverts to its full price of $195. Full details are available at: http://www.red-gate.com/MessageBoard/viewtopic.php?t=2815 Enjoy!Bart… Read more
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10 August 2006
10 August 2006

Nothing To See Here – Move Along

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Words I thought I would never have a legitimate reason to utter, particularly with respect to SQL Prompt 3. But then life’s full of surprises. Many of you will have noticed that late last week I finally decided to stick my head above the parapet and make some sort of comment that might possibly be … Read more
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09 January 2006
09 January 2006

.NET Oddities #4

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This is sheer genius: System.Math.Sin( double a )System.Math.Cos( double a )…etc all take an angle in radians as their argument. However: System.Drawing.Drawing2D.Matrix.Rotate( float angle )and System.Drawing.Drawing2D.Matrix.Rotate( float angle, MatrixOrder order ) both take the angle in degrees. Who on earth designed this?!?? … Never mind, it’s not that important. I’m just going to take a … Read more
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24 November 2005
24 November 2005

.NET Oddities #3

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OK, so I’ll admit this is a bit cheeky: this entry should almost certainly be .NET Oddities #2a because it’s so closely related to #2, but there. You may have noticed, and in fact I already knew this, that OutOfMemoryException (like StackOverflowException) has a null value for its StackTrace property. Again, this can be a … Read more
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13 October 2005
13 October 2005

.NET Oddities #2

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I had a feeling I’d be writing quite a few entries like this, but I must confess that even I would have been surprised if you’d told me I’d be writing #2 a mere two days after #1. So what is it this time? Well, it’s StackOverflowException. Jeff Richter has this to say about StackOverflowException … Read more
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11 October 2005
11 October 2005

Performance of structured storage files.

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We’ve been working on a new version of our DTS Compare tool for a couple of months now, and it’s starting to look quite good. I’ve been working on the snapshot functionality today, which allows a user to take a snapshot of the state of all the DTS packages on a given instance of SQL … Read more
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11 October 2005
11 October 2005

.NET Oddities #1

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Every now and then I come across something slightly bizarre in .NET, so I’ve decided to write about it, as much as anything else because I’m aware of having come across quite a few things like this, but find myself unable to remember what half of them are, so it might prove to be a … Read more
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