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Archive for March, 2009

Linq to SQL usage of XML

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Just a reminder of something that has bitten us more than once. If you need to copy an XML value from one data object to another, use this syntax:

if( copiedPlacement != null )
{
  currentPlacement.FormatXML =
new XElement(copiedPlacement.FormatXML); // USUALLY CORRECT!
}

If you use the following, you’re actually doing a by-reference copy of the XElement, and changes to one will impact the other. Very subtle source of bugs if you’re not paying attention, and a real pain to find later.

if( copiedPlacement != null )
{
  currentPlacement.FormatXML =
copiedPlacement.FormatXML; // USUALLY WRONG!
}

Written by erwilleke

March 27th, 2009 at 11:44 am

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Lean & Kanban Conference update

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A new program and pricing structure has been created for the Lean & Kanban Conference in Miami.

There is now a Lean Day and a Kanban Day, each with a single track. The idea behind the new program is that it allows everyone to be able to see all the presentations, as well as enabling people to only come for a single day.  Additionally, there is currently an Early Bird rate until April 13th.

The new pricing is:

  • Full Registration (May 6-8) for all 3 days is $700 (subsequently $800)
  • Lean Day only (May 6), including evening reception, is $335
  • Kanban Day only (May 7), is $295

I’m also pleased to be able to announce a couple of promotions for readers of this blog. Please email me (kjscotland-at-yahoo-dot-co-dot-uk) if you would like to register at these prices.

  1. A Super Early Bird rate of $550 for all 3 days.
  2. A Corporate rate, which includes 5 places for the price of 3, at the Super Early Bird rate of $550. (5 places for $1650).

[Thanks to Karl Scotland - I stole his post entirely]

Written by erwilleke

March 26th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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