Monthly Archives: April 2011

Symbols in Ruby

When I started to work with Ruby I was puzzled by the symbol – text preceded by a colon character, as in session[:cart] What exactly is a symbol, I wondered? And why is it used? I set out to find … Continue reading

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Full-Text Search with SQL Server 2008

The full-text search capabilities of SQL Server 2008 make it possible to search text across multiple columns, weight search terms, and search by proximity. A full-text query can be much faster than the equivalent LIKE query. The first step is … Continue reading

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