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    Pathetic Plea for help

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    A number of people have asked me for a VB version of the CopyToDataTable<T> sample I wrote a few months back.   Unfortunately, between getting some skiing in (lots of snow in Washington this year!) and getting Astoria ready for Mix, I...
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    Server errors and the Astoria client

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    Marcelo Lopez Ruiz, a developer on the Astoria team, has written a nice post describing how to deal with Astoria server errors returned via HTTP. One thing I regret that we didn't get into the Astoria December CTP was the ability to show detailed Astoria...
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    Project Astoria Links for 12/18/07

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    Jonathan Carter is in the midst of writing a 11 Part (!) Training Series about ADO.NET Data Services. Guy Burnstein has also started a “ Get Started with ADO.Net Data Services ” post series.
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    Linq to REST

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    Late Sunday night we released the first public preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. For information on the release, see ScottGu's announcement . As part of that preview, we released the first CTP of the production version of Project Astoria. For details...
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    191 Miles to Astoria

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    A couple of months ago I became Development Lead for Project Astoria .   The goal of Project Astoria is to provide a data services for the web. AKA Project Astoria provides a RESTFUL head for any sort of "queryable" data, for example...
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    Project Jasper sample

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    Tok Wee Hyong of the .Net Singapore user group has put together a nice Project Jasper sample available here if anyone is interested.
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    Science Project

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    In the original Linq CTP and the first Orcas Beta, we included a DataSet specific Linq operator called CopyToDataTable<T> (It was called ToDataTable at one point also).  For Beta 2 of Orcas, we ended up restricting this method to only work...
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    We are going Agile!

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    Over the last few months, it dawned on us that if we were writing software apis/ frameworks ( Jasper, Astoria ) specifically designed for Agile development that perhaps we should really understand Agile development by actually doing it. Breath taking...
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    Three more books + Andrew Conrad trivia

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    Scott Hanselman has blogged about what he thinks is the Six Essential Language Agnostic Programming Books . Can't say I can argue with any of the six he has choices, but let me make a few suggestions: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture –...
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    Excellent Astoria article by the author of my new favorite geek book

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    Leonard Richardson, the coauthor of my new favorite geek book Restful Web Services has an excellent break down of Project Astoria and how Restful it is. Also, don't miss the really good conversation between him and Pablo in the blog comments.
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    ORMs and changing data stores

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    The folks at Rails Envy have posted a bunch of funny parodies of the "Mac vs PC" pitting ROR versus various technologies. The one to pay particular attention to is ad #4 out of 4: Changing Databases . Cleverly done - but for anyone that knows what it...
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    Project Jasper overview now online

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    The overview doc is now online here . We hope to add to it in the next couple of months, so I will let folks know when an updated version becomes available.
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    Always be lazy

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    Scott Bellware has an interesting post about Lazy Load in ORMs. IMHO, I prefer eager load of all scalar values and load on demand (lazy load) for all complex objects, even when the cardinality is M..1 and 1..1. And once something is loaded, it stays loaded...
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    Greatest Book Store in the World

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    I am down in Portland Oregon over the weekend for RailsConf. During lunch today, I decided to drop into my favorite book store – Powell’s Technical Books in downtown Portland . Besides the standard library of every computer and software book currently...
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    Some comments about comments and other ramblings about Project Jasper

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    Over the last week or so we have been trying to gather information on what developers are saying about Project Jasper. (This, even in the age of rockin’ search engines is a lot harder then one thinks). As part of this, I have seen a handful of interesting...
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    A walkthrough the Jasper API with IronPython - Part 1

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    This blog post is part one of my walkthrough of the Jasper API in IronPython. In our Channel 9 interview , I briefly demo'ed some of this walkthrough. Hoping also to get a screen cast of this at some point. To run this sample I use for the walkthrough...
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    Jasper team Channel 9 interview

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    Before Mix07, the Jasper project team filmed a Channel 9 interview. Check it out here if you are interested.
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    Jasper and C#

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    The question “ Is Jasper useable from c#? ” came up on the Jasper forum . The short answer is – We designed Jasper specifically for CLR languages with late-bound facilities such as VB and IronPython. C# doesn’t currently support late-bound calls and...
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    Jasper Mix07 session is now online

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    Hear Shyam talk about Canadian sheep and see some cool Jasper demos. Recorded earlier today, the Project Jasper Mix07 session is now online here . We are working on putting together a complete screencast of the "Data Access City" demo from the session...
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    jasper links

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    Some interesting links from my coworkers about Project Jasper: Shyam Pather, who is currently attending Mix07 and will be giving the Jasper Mix07 session tomorrow (5/2/07) has a write up on the sessions he has attended so far including the key note. He...
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    Project Astoria

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    In addition to Project Jasper , the ADO.NET team is also releasing a second incubation project at Mix07 called Astoria. Project Astoria is the brainchild of Pablo Castro, resident System.Data expert and probably the best live demo giver I have ever seen...
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    Project Jasper!

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    At the Mix07 conference this week, we will be announcing Project Jasper – aka Dynamic ADO.net. Available immediately is the initial CTP (Community Technology Preview) release for the project. What is Project Jasper? Here is the high level description...
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    'foo' is a 'variable' but is used like a 'method'

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    Over the last several months, because of my current project I have had to program in a bunch of different languages. (The reason for this will become crystal clear early next week). Basically, I have had to code in C#, VB, and IronPython while at the...
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    Deus ex machina

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    As I am sure a lot of people have heard, Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday. He is easily my favorite author of all time. I still vividly remember reading Cat’s Cradle when I was a sophomore in high school and just being astonished by the unique combination...
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    Mix07

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    The Mix 07 talk has been posted for what I have been working on for the last year: Rapidly Building Data Driven Web Pages with Dynamic ADO.NET Speaker(s): Samuel Druker - Microsoft, Shyam Pather - Microsoft Audience(s): Developer Come learn about how...
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