Wednesday, October 18, 2006

An Open Source Team

As I have moved from the .Net team (yet I still have .Net apps I am modifying in my own small business) to the J2EE team at work (day job), I have been busy learning more about the commercial financial software we sell and the inner workings of J2EE.

One thing I am thankful for is a group of co-workers who do not hold their knowledge close to themselves but are ready and willing to share and teach. When I have a question, they are helpful and provide the needed information. Moreover, they have an array of tips and tricks that they provide.

That is the core of a successful team. When members understand that by sharing information, they open themselves up to receive more knowledge. It has been my experience that the more knowledge I share the more I learn.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A GoDaddy Ready MySql.Data.dll for .Net 2.0

In a previous post, I discussed how to build a MySql assembly to use with .Net 2.0 hosting on

A blog reader, Bill Clark, recently asked me if I could post the assembly that I created for others to use.

Here you go.

The file includes the compiled (specifically for GoDaddy) MySql.Data.dll assembly that you will reference. Also included in the zip is ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll assembly that is referenced by the MySql.Data.dll assembly.