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    O/R redux

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    One of the big conversations that has been going on for some time in the Java world is how prescriptive container frameworks such as EJB and Spring should be. It is fairly well known, that for O/R mapping frameworks the same conversation exists since...
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    Back in the Saddle

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    It has been a while since I blogged, almost three months. So what have I been up to – well actually quite a bit. I have left the WinFS client API team and moved back to my old group (formally the WebData team) now called Dataworks. To make a long story...
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    One crazy Italian

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    Luca Bolognese, one crazy Italian, now has a blog … and he is even writing it himself. Luca was Mr. ObjectSpaces back in the day and is now working with the C# team on the sequence operator work.
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    1984

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    Just picked up Van Halen's 1984 album off iTunes on what is roughly the 20th anniversary of the original release. Actually, this is the second time I have bought the album, but I lost the cassette tape years ago. For those of you lacking in-depth knowledge...
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    Comment on a good comment

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    Got a very observant comment on my ObjectSpaces and WinFS Part 2 entry: My big scare is that merging ObjectSpaces and WinFS will restrict me from using OS as the persistence layer in places where the customer doesn't have and won't upgrade to the latest...
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    Dodgeball: A True underdog story - comes out tomorrow

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    See here . I am wondering what the other four best picture nominees are going to be this year.
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    Solving the Riemann hypothesis

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    Check it out . ... and I was so close with my proof by contrapostive.
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    Everyone's problem

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    David - you're dangerous.
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    Updated alias for ObjectSpaces delay and general O/R feedback

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    Sorry... but it appears I have been giving out the wrong alias in my blog and at the O/R BOF as TechEd. The correct one is: orfeedbk@microsoft.com . Please feel free to utilize this alias for any feedback, questions or concerns you might have about the...
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    You've lost that lovin' feeling

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    I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the bar where several scenes from Top Gun were filmed is right accross the street from my hotel in San Diego. I will be making a official visit tonight with several of my wingmen. If I had one of those “100...
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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    I will be posting more about the changes to the ObjectSpaces release plans in the near future- but in the mean time, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of that we are willing to listen to any and all feedback about the changes. The following lists...
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    Ramblings about POCO*, transparency and delayed load.

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    As someone pointed out, I have been referring to ObjectSpaces as supporting true POCO – which is technically incorrect. ObjectSpaces does prescribe the usage of ObjectHolder and ObjectList for delayed load cases (more of the merits of delayed loading...
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    Orthogonal to Orthogonal

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    I think Ralf post about “ Should object persistence really be thought of as orthogonal functionality?” is orthogonal to the real problem that ObjectSpaces is trying to solve. It seems his overall point is that by allowing any domain objects...
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    O/R BOF talk

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    Scott Bellware has proposed a Object/ Relational birds-of-a-feather talk for TechEd 2004. If you are interested, please make sure you vote for the topic. Based on the strong showing for the same topic at PDC, this talk should be quite lively.
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    Talk ideas and dinner?

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    I am giving a talk at TechEd 2004 which we have never given before called: DAT380 Building Applications with ADO.NET ObjectSpaces Friday, May 28 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM Speaker(s): Andrew Conrad Track(s): Data Management, Developer Tools and...
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    Doug Kenney

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    A (long) interesting article about Doug Kenney, the creator and co- writer of one of the greatest comedies ever. I would not consider it a “cult” classic though (as portrayed by the article), unless you consider every one under seventy who...
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    Data Access Panel at TechEd 2004

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    I will be hosting a Data Access discussion panel at TechEd 2004: DATPNL Data Access Round Table Thursday, May 27 11:45 AM- 12:30 PM The following people will be participating in the panel discussion: Mark Fussell – Lead Program...
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    Richard Feynman - part II

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    Todd Lefor , a fellow Microsoftie and a proud North Dakotan, has alerted me to a movie all about Richard Feynman. Although it looks a little heavy on the romance and significantly too light on the science, it might be watchable. Although it is hard to...
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    Michael's book part II

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    Michael Brundage’s (one of my co-workers from SqlXml days) new book on XQuery has sky rocketed to number 7172 on the Amazon.com sales rank. Although Michael will probably give me a copy, I am tempted to buy one from Amazon to see the effect on the...
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    POCO

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    Encarta definition - a little or slightly (used in musical directions) ObjectSpaces definition - Plain Old CLR Objects
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    being irrational

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    Starsky and Hutch comes out Friday. For better or worse, in my opinion this film is going to be a “classic”, although I really have no choice but to say so. A little background here: a few years ago I was heard saying that "All Owen Wilson...
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    Dino on ObjectSpaces

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    Dino Esposito has a nice introduction to ObjectSpaces on MSDN . Not particularly in depth, but is an excellent introduction to the API and mapping syntax.
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    Bare Bones Sql versus OR (?)

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    I have to say I disagree with Ingo’s comments about preferring “ bare bones Sql ” over O/R mapping technology. IMO, the two topics are orthogonal. Data Access is all about solving high level use cases. There are no rules out there...
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    Death, Taxes and Relation Databases, The Sequel

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    The ExtremeXml article has finally been completed and posted. According to the article summary, this is the second in the series of articles. I had not planned on a third part – but I guess I might have to do it now. I do have some ideas about generalizing...
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    Cold

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    Last week I was visiting Fargo to do some work with the Microsoft Business Frameworks team. In the weeks leading up to the visit, our co-workers in North Dakota harassed us Redmond’ites with a variety of emails explaining how cold it had become...
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