Month: May 2016

Improving Your Listening Skills

Much of this outline comes from SkillsYouNeed.com. We highly recommend looking at the site. Will and BJ start by talking about why you need to improve you listening skills by explaining the differences in hearing and listening and the benefits of being an active listener. They then provide tips for improving listening skills by removing distractions and putting your focus on the person speaking. Next they define what it takes to become an active listener and signs of active listening. Finally the guys discuss some of the hindrances to becoming an active listener and how to avoid them

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Why Your DBA Hates Your ORM

Typically an ORM integrates a unit of work pattern that allows you to modify multiple objects then push the changes back to the database as a unit. This returns a chunk of data known as an aggregate root. The ORM pulls the data from the database and allows the developer to edit the data as an object in the code then returns it to the database. The ORM figures out what SQL to generate to send the data back to the database. This is called a unit of work pattern. It is effectively a transaction as it either all goes to the database or none.

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