compiler padawan

My adventures learning how to build compilers.

November, 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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    Me too...

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    OK. So I just read this post on Julie Lerman's blog, and my reaction is "me too, me too." What I mean to say is that I'd sure like to hear what things are causing people to dislike the EF or be afraid of it or whatever, because I'm in a position to...
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    If you don't know what Astoria is...

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    I highly recommend checking out Astoria. Pablo Castro, a major driving force behind Astoria, was on Dot Net Rocks recently, and the show provides a great introduction to Astoria. Of course, you might also want to take a look at the Astoria Team Blog ...
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    Creating an original value object from the separate values stored in the ObjectStateManager

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    Update October 21, 2009: The EF has progressed quite a bit since this original post, but the need for this capability still comes up.  Recently someone asked me how to do this kind of thing, and when I pointed them at this post, they had some trouble...
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    Question: Deep serialization of an object graph--how deep should it go?

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    So, I've been thinking lately about serializing/remoting object graphs. The entity framework currently serializes an entire object graph when binary serialization is used but only serializes one entity at a time in XML/DataContract scenarios. I'm working...
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    An Interesting Relationship Mapping Scenario

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    This week on the ADO.Net pre-release forum, someone brought up an interesting relationship mapping scenario in this thread . Essentially the scenario is this: They have a table which represents an entity, call it Foo, and along with the other columns...
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    First draft of an EF FAQ posted

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    One of the PMs on the team, Asad Khan, sent me a list of questions and answers which he culled from looking through a whole bunch of forum postings and blogs, and the content seemed like such a useful resource that I've been hacking on it for several...
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    Mapping Read-only Entities

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    I can't take credit for the description of how to do this, but a very useful example was recently posted to the forum, and I wanted to make sure more people saw this/it is easy to find in the future. Also, Julie Lerman was mentioning to me today that...
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    Off to Dev Connections in the morning

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    In case any of you are attending Dev Connections in Las Vegas this week, I'm planning on being there and would love to meet with you. Since I signed up too late to do an actual session, the powers that be have been kind enough to give me lots of time...
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