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  • Blog Post: Is hiding lower level APIs bad?

    There are many good arguments for hiding away the lower layers in your stack – essentially the building blocks upon which your public API is built - however the ‘ we don’t have the time and resources to test that layer completely ’ argument seems a little flawed to me. Surely if you are sitting above...
  • Blog Post: Some comments on efficient SOA method composition

    A couple of posts back I started talking about composing SOAPY operations efficiently, by shipping intent to the service. An interesting debate ensued in my comments: Kristofer (the guy behind the Huagati tools for DBML and EDMX , and it seems a man after my own heart) got all excited and suggested the...
  • Blog Post: An analogy: Good UIs and Fluent APIs

    Background A while back I was writing a web app to try the Entity Framework and MVC together. I knew the pain points would probably be around Foreign Keys, or at least the lack of them in .NET 3.5 SP1 (FKs are now available by default in .NET 4.0 ). So I started looking for opportunities to...
  • Blog Post: Alt.NET Seattle

    I went to Alt.NET Seattle on the weekend. Being from the Entity Framework team, I was a little nervous about how I'd be received. Well I definitely shouldn't have worried... everyone was very civil. In the broader sense I wasn't sure what to expect either, because while I've been to CodeCamps,...
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