One last quick reminder: you can save $50 by registering with the early-bird registration discount. The deadline is this Saturday, August 31st. Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions.
Here’s what a couple of our speakers have to say about their session.
A few words from Doug Hennig about his session “Fix Problems Fast with Advanced Error Handling and Instrumentation Techniques”:
“My company’s main product is unusual for a VFP application: it doesn’t have a fixed database structure that it works with or even a fixed database engine. It may have to work with a SQL Server accounting database, a MySQL customer relationship management database, or a VFP medical billing database. When a problem occurs, we sometimes ask the customer to send us a copy of their configuration files and application database so we can reproduce the problem, but that isn’t always possible. So, many times, all we have to go on is what we can log at the time the error occurred. As a result, we’ve had to become very good at generating detailed log information and analyzing that information to determine and fix the problem. Thanks to these techniques, there are very few problems we can’t track down quickly.
This session discusses the code we use for error handling and instrumentation as well as techniques for quickly tracking down and solving problems. feel free to use this code as is or adapt it to your own applications as you see fit. ”
A few words from Eric Selje about his “Unit Testing 201: Testing Our SQL Server Backends”
“I have received so much positive response from this session in the various SQL Saturdays and User Groups where I’ve presented it. The timing is really right for database developers to start exercising the same discipline of unit testing they’ve been doing for their code to their databases as well. What does this mean? Come to my session at Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ in October and find out! ”
Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.