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Part 1: Administering SQL Server Express on AWS EC2

We start the first of a two part series on Administering SQL Server Express on AWS EC2.

Apache's Lucene Search At A Glance

Search is a critical component of a website that can go beyond a simple search box with results. Today, we look at Apache's free and open sourced Lucene search.

The Need for Speed: 3 Keys to Successful Load Testing

Load testing involves simulating a real-life, worst case scenario and answers the question of how the application will respond to maximum capacity.

Building Value Into HubSpot: Why You Should Integrate Your CRM And MAP

We look at the benefits sales and marketing teams can receive from connecting their CRM and MAP and discuss several options for integrating a CRM with HubSpot.

Using SQL Decryptor to Work With Encrypted SQL Server Objects

We look at how to get started using dbForge SQL Decryptor to work with encrypted SQL Server objects such as stored-procedures, views, triggers, or functions.

Using System Stored Procedures to Monitor Your SQL Server Instance

We look at how to use the sp_who2 and sp_monitor system stored processes to find valuable data about your SQL Server instance.

Using SQL Server Profiler to Collect Valuable Performance Metrics

We look at how to get started using SQL Server Profiler to run a trace on your SQL Server instance and collect valuable performance metrics.

Using SQL Server Activity Monitor to Learn About Resource Waits

We look at how to examine resource waits in SQL Server Activity Monitor and determine how they are affecting your SQL Server instance.

Examining Expensive Queries with SQL Server Activity Monitor

In the second part of our blog series, we look at how to use SQL Server Activity Monitor to examine expensive queries and improve performance.

Getting the Most Out of SQL Server, Part 1: Using Activity Monitor

We take a look at the valuable data that SQL Server Activity Monitor can provide when managing your SQL Server instance.

3 Ways to Use Cinemagraphs Without Killing Your Website

We offer some tips on how to embed "moving pictures" into your website without using too much bandwidth.

3 Benefits that Load Balancing Provides for Your CMS Website

We look at how load balancing can improve a website's availability and performance.

Using CAPTCHA to Block Spam and Bots On Your Website

Learn how to use CAPTCHA to prevent spam on your website by verifying that users are human, rather than robots.