compiler padawan

My adventures learning how to build compilers.

March, 2007

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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    Change Tracking Mechanisms

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    I continually find myself delaying posts on topics like this because I’d like to do a better job by the material, but given my harried schedule, it seems useful to at least get something out there whenever I can in the hope that it will be useful to someone...
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    A delay before I write more about persistence ignorance...

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    I've promised to write more about persistence ignorance in the Entity Framework, and while waiting for builds during some late night coding binges for a deadline and various other distractions, I've been giving it a lot of thought. My conclusion, though...
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    DNR discussions about the Entity Framework & nHibernate

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    If you aren't already a regular listener to .Net Rocks , I highly recommend it. Fun and informative--a great way to shorten a commute. Recently I did an interview for the show which will be published in a couple of weeks. Also coming up very soon is an...
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    Persistence Ignorance in the Entity Framework

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    Unfortunately I don't have the time right now to write up a full treatement of this subject, but it's important, and it just came up in the Orcas ADO.Net forum. I took a quick stab at it in a response to a question there, and I don't want to lose track...
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    10 Years at the "Evil Empire", Still Hotfooting Nitrous

    Today marks my 10 th anniversary at Microsoft, and it has been a crazy but exciting time that I wouldn’t trade for any job in the world. I’ll not bore you with a retrospective of all the projects I’ve worked on (how did I end up working on so many different...
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