Monthly Archive: July 2009


Microsoft deprecates OracleClient

ADO.NET Team announced the deprecation of System.Data.OracleClient. It will still be shipped with .NET Framework 4.0 but will be marked as “Deprecated”. Since it is being deprecated, all clients using System.Data.OracleClient are expected to migrate their applications to use ODP.NET (Oracle Data Provider for .NET). For further reading, please visit


“The Turkey Test”

Martin Kulov, a colleague of mine from ProPeople, sent me a blog post regarding something called “The Turkey Test”. If you are a developer who has ever developed some applications with globalization support or at least willing to, do not forget the check the post at