• SQL Replication talk

    Browsing the Australian SQL Server User Group site today I noticed there’s a talk on SQL Server 2008 Replication in Sydney next week.

    I then wondered what might happen if the replication got out of hand…

    sql replication joke

  • Barleys!

    My contract with DECS finishes this Friday. I hadn’t heard if they were planning to renew, and in the meantime I was asked to interview for a contract position with ABB Grain. I’ve accepted a 6 month contract position with them beginning next week.

    ABB (which in a previous life was the Australian Barley Board) are located in the Adelaide CBD,though down on South Tce so I’ll have to investigate some different public transport options.

    Apparently I’ll be working on some WPF applications. This will be new to me, so I hope it will be a good “learning on the job” experience.

    So it’s farewell to DECS and the nice people that I’ve had the privilege of working with, and looking forward to finding out what my next workplace will be like.

    Candle (as my first agency) have been good, and I really appreciated the unexpected present and card from them on the birth of our new baby. The new position however is through Icon. One difference I’ve noticed already - they have online timesheets.

    Every workplace has its own unique attributes - I wonder what ABB’s will be?

    I guess I’ll find out next week :-)

  • Pex

    From one of the original creators of MbUnit comes Pex - automated unit test generation.

    “Pex generates Unit Tests from hand-written Parameterized Unit Tests through Automated Exploratory Testing based on Dynamic Symbolic Execution”

    I’ve read bits and pieces about Pex before, but now there’s something to download.

    Jeff Brown shows how you can use Pex with the latest Alpha release of MbUnit’s Gallio test runner.