Fast SQL Server Inserting Data from .NET

clive All, 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 …

Software Development Job in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes

clive ASP.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 …

How Strong is Your Password?

clive Rectangle 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). https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm Give it a password… or rather something that is like your passwords, but not your actual password (!), and see …

New Starter News

clive All, 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. …

Announcing Rectangle Red’s First iOS App

clive Development, iOS, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Uncategorized

Here it is – we’ve finished the app we’d been working on in our spare time; a melodeon simulator for the iPad and iPhone! What’s a melodeon? A form of button accordion, which is played in many different styles around the world – see www.melodeon.net for more (much more) info! Does the world need a new melodeon app? Of course …