compiler padawan

My adventures learning how to build compilers.

August, 2006

Blog - About

About compiler padawan.

Hiya!  My name is Danny Simmons, and I used to be a developer on the entity framework team, now I work on an incubation product involving ahead-of-time compilation of c#.

This blog is almost entirely about the Entity Framework.

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    Fire-and-Forget Key Values

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    How to use StoreGenerated & ClientAutoGenerated key values in the Entity Framework....
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    "The Joy of a Custom Built Object" or "What the heck is DoFinalConstruction()?"

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    DoFinalConstruction requires a precise pattern from entities but makes it possible to add custom construction object which works with automatically generated constructors....
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    Query me this...

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    Explanation of two not-immediately-intuitive aspects of the EntityFramework's Query: delegation of queries to the target DB and identity resolution....
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    Rich vs. Reach

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    In spite of my enthusiastic passion for the Internet and my history (before coming to Microsoft I worked on “Campus Wide Information Systems” at Idaho State University during the birth of the web, then I ran the second ISP ever in Idaho, etc.), I’ve always...
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    Why not UpdateObject()?

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    A question came up in the ADO.Net Technology preview forum recently which made me think that it might be helpful to folks if I were to fill in some background information about how a part of the Entity Framework’s Object Services layer works. The question...
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