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  • Blog Post: Fantasy Soccer - Part 4 - Architectural Overview

    Okay this Fantasy Soccer thing has got me thinking. What is this thing going to look like from about 100,000 feet? I.e. what are the big bits? Well being a pure geek, I really want to play with new shiny stuff (i.e. the new ASP.NET MVC Framework ) but that has to be balanced against a desire to be real...
  • Blog Post: Statement of Intent

    This blog has been a little quiet for a while now. With good reason though. I've been doing the hard yards answering questions on the Entity Framework forum . To do so I had to ask literally hundreds of questions of the rest of the Entity Framework team. Guys like Colin must be completely sick of me...
  • Blog Post: Dude where is my query going to run?

    One of the key decisions with LINQ to Entities (L2E) is that all predicates in an L2E expression must be converted into store expressions, so that the store does all the heavy lifting. This means for example if you try the following: var matches = from e in ctx.Employees where IsTopPerformer(e...
  • Blog Post: CommandBehavior.SequentialAccess

    So why does this: EntityDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader(); Throw an exception? Well it is to-do with correctness and setting expectations. First things first, this is what you should do: EntityDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader( CommandBehavior .SequentialAccess); But...
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