Storing Binary Data to Database

Good VB.NET and Linq to XML resource

Beth Massi posted nice presentation on Ling to XML on

She also rights regularily on her blog "Sharring the goodness tha is VB" -

VB.NET 9.0 has nice syntactic sugar tha C# 3.0 don't have for working with XML and Linq.

Quest: is AJAX bad for SEO?

This sounds like a simple question. I will say like many other developers/architects/consultants - "It depends..."

Bottom line AJAX is bad for SEO!
For publicly facing company websites, were SEO important, stick with the server side scripting such as ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails and others.
I am not mentioning static HTML pages here since medium and big size companies most likely will have data driven web site.

If you are building Line of Service business application AJAX will only make your application better.
Do not think twice learn it well and use it.

If you absolutely have to use AJAX follow "Unobtrusive JavaScript" pattern.
AJAX is great tool when used for proper application types.

Here is my prediction -> 3 years from now Search engines will learn to understand and properly index and rank RIA/AJAX/FLASH/Silverlight/Flex/Put your faviorite client side technology here. Until then ...

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Link to Everything: A List of LINQ Providers

LINQPad lets you interactively query SQL databases in a modern query language: LINQ.  Kiss goodbye to SQL Management Studio!

Visual LINQ Query Builder

Creating Custom Cache Dependency