Fast SQL Server Inserting Data from .NET

cliveAll, ASP.Net, Development, Microsoft, Rectangle Red, Tech Tip, Uncategorized, VB.Net

Today we needed to insert a large amount (250,000 rows) of automatically generated data into a SQL Server database. Generating the data was very fast, but inserting each line with a SQL Insert statement, painfully slow, even if logging is in Simple Mode in the SQL database. So… we investigated the SQLBulkCopy function in .NET, but this is usually used … Read More

Software Development Job in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

cliveASP.Net, Development, Jobs, Microsoft, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Uncategorized

Rectangle Red are recruiting as of March 2014 – we are looking for another talented developer to join our growing team. Click here to see the main job specification and advert here and apply. If you’re a prospective job candidate, hello, and welcome! Please look at the main advert above for lots of details about skills we’re looking for, but … Read More

How Strong is Your Password?

cliveRectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Tech Tip, Uncategorized

Here’s a rather neat online tool which you can use to measure the strength of your passwords, which is directly related to how long the password is, and what character set you’ve used (a to z, or symbols, etc). Give it a password… or rather something that is like your passwords, but not your actual password (!), and see … Read More

New Starter News

cliveAll, Jobs, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford

The Rectangle Red team expands again, with our new starter Andy Laird joining us. Andy brings considerable experience with over ten years experience in Microsoft development technologies, including .NET, together with an excellent knowledge of web technology and databases, a track record of developing innovative systems to tight deadlines, and has both an excellent customer focus and a can-do attitude. … Read More

Rectangle Red are Hiring (Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes)

cliveASP.Net, Jobs, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, VB.Net

We’re expanding and looking to hire a junior and a senior application developer! You’ll need experience and skill with Microsoft technologies (.NET in particular), relational database systems (e.g. SQL Server or MySQL), and to be a dab hand with the latest web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, etc). We offer all you would expect – a competitve salary, opportunty to learn … Read More

Build your own QR code!

cliveRectangle Red, Tech Tip, Uncategorized, Web, Website

A QR code for Rectangle Red

A QR code is a (usually black and white) square graphic, like the one on this page. Typically, it holds a description of a web address, so that if you point a smartphone at it, it can decode the web address from the pattern, and jump straight to that web page. Try it with the one on this page! You … Read More

Adventures in WordPress

cliveDevelopment, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Web


I’ve been doing a few custom tweaks for the Stony Means Business website with Andrew from Meticulous Design this week; Andrew is the graphic guru behind the site’s look and feel, and I’ve been getting the online event registration module working properly. We’ve used the WordPress Event Registration plug in which I’ve modified slightly to make it work as we … Read More

Garish Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

andrewDevelopment, Uncategorized, Web, Website

I was at a particularly interesting talk yesterday at where Tracy Spence of WSI Internet Marketing talked about the latest thoughts and trends in using social media to grow your business. A blog, such as this, is a good start, but it starts to become powerful once we give readers the ability to easily share information they find useful to their … Read More