Event: SQL Server User Goup meeting in Edinburgh

This just in from the SQL Server User Group:

Tony Rogerson SQL Server MVP, http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson

Implementing Heirarchies

In this session Tony will show a number of techniques for implementing hierarchies using relational methods with T-SQL, non-relational methods will also be reviewed specifically XML and HierarchyId. Aggregation problems will also be discussed as well as dealling with multiple hierarchies.

Tony Rogerson has been working as a developer/database professional since 1986 working mainly with DB2, since 1993 he has worked with Microsoft SQL Server. He went freelance in 1997.

Allan Mitchell, SQL Server MVP http://sqlis.com/sqlis


StreamInsight is Microsoft’s first foray into the world of Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Event Stream Processing (ESP).  In this session I want to show an introduction to this technology.  I will show how and why it is useful.  I will get us used to some new terminology but best of all I will show just how easy it is to start building your first CEP/ESP application.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday 7th October at Microsoft’s offices in Edinburgh. More details here: http://sqlserverfaq.com/events/227/Implementing-Hierarchies-using-TSQL-and-the-HierarchyId-type-and-understanding-aggregation-problems-Tony-Rogerson-Complex-Event-Processing-StreamInsight-Allan-Mitchell.aspx

Job: Edinburgh, C++

Are you a C++ developer in Edinburgh? This job may suit you.

Edinburgh, UK. 30-40 hours per week, 12 month contract with a view to extension. Start as soon as possible.

Your Position

  • implement software features within a development team
  • software design and time estimations

Your Profile

  • Excellent C++ skills
  • Experience in design and implementation of object orientated software
  • Experience implementing graphical user interfaces
  • Projects under Windows and/or OSX
  • Highly self motivated and able to work alone on projects
  • Good team and communication skills
  • Excellent debugging skills
  • Experience in audio application development is a plus
  • Must like monkeys and / or penguins

What We Offer

We offer an opportunity to join a leading and rapidly growing developer of software for musicians. Our products have won numerous awards and are used by well known producers in most genres of electronic music as well as in most Hollywood film soundtracks. The position is in a highly-motivated team in which you are encouraged to express your talents and offer your opinion on a wide range of issues. The working environment is very relaxed and we offer flexible working hours and conditions.


Application by CV and covering email to [email protected] including examples of relevant projects where possible and a sample of your C++ code.

Event: Getting started with jQuery

This just in from VBUG:

Monday 1 November 2010 from 6:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Topic: VBUG Scotland: Getting started with jQuery

George Adamson will be providing an introduction to jQuery, and showing you how to take advantage of this powerful library in your Web applications.

An introduction to the jQuery library and the happiness it can bring. Binding events with unobtrusive javascript; using the css-inspired selector syntax; chaining; visual effects; easy peasy AJAX in just one line.

The mere mention of jQuery gets George all enthused. He’s a contract front-end web developer who loves Usability, UX, IxD, web dev and full on JS. He has spent many years working on accessible, standards compliant sites with progressive enhancement and unobtrusive javascript. Recent works include sites and web apps for BBC Doctor Who and other BBC sites, Nationwide, Waterstones, HMV, and Comet Electricals, with bucketloads of jQuery.

You can read George’s blog on web development and usability at http://blog.softwareunity.com/ and his tweets may be followed @GeorgeAdamson.

Location: Edinburgh TBC, GB

Price: FREE and open to everyone

To register for this event and further information go to: http://www.vbug.co.uk/Events/November-2010/VBUG-Scotland-Getting-started-with-jQuery.aspx