Monthly Archives: February 2012

Twitch Mix #4

50 Min Indie Disco/Noise/Electro


The Presets: This Boy’s in Love (Lifelike Remix)
Pryda: Rakfunk (Original Mix)
Alex Metric: Deadly on a Mission (Alex Metrix Remix)
The Presets: My People (D.I.M. Remix)
Bonsai Kat: Bla Bla (Original Mix)
Shirley Lites: Heat You Up (Melt You Down) (Gard’s 4lux Edit)
Parsa Vahid: Morning Sun (Original Mix)
Ali Wilson, Lee Osborne: Armageddon (Original Mix)
Boys Noize, Erol Alkan: Lemonade (Justin Robertson’s Deadstocks 33’s Remix)
Punks Jump Up: Get Down (Alex Gopher Remix)

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How do I store long strings with Firebird, NHibernate and NHibernate.Mapping.Attributes?

Yes, I know, it’s the hot question of the moment which everyone is asking.

Anyway, I figured that someone else might want to know this, since Firebird is a supported database for NHibernate, and the embedded version is very handy.

This is what the declaration for a member called “Detail” should look like (I think you can omit the “Name” attribute if you want):

[Property(0, Type="StringClob")]
[Column(1, Name="Detail", SqlType = "BLOB SUB_TYPE 1")]
public virtual string Detail { get; set; }

So the SqlType bit is Firebird-specific, and I don’t think it was very obviously documented anywhere in the Firebird docs. It feels a bit nasty to write code like this because it means I’m locked in to one database backend FOREVER.

For a fun bonus rant, the NHibernate page seems to be down at the moment. You can say what you want about Java, but the open-source tools and community are so much richer for Java than they are for C#. In fact, I’d say that C# is at around the Java 1.2 level on this basis.

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