compiler padawan

My adventures learning how to build compilers.

May, 2009

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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    Online TechTalk about POCO and other EF4 Features

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    Yesterday, while we were here at TechEd, Alex James and I sat down and recorded a short discussion about POCO and other features coming EF4.  Check it out at: http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=ef76e96c-7471-44a6-aa88-1ada037471ca - Danny
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    Code Sample from my Applied Entity Framework talk at TechEd 2009 now available

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    This week I gave a talk at TechEd focusing on architectural considerations as well as some useful tips for creating n-tier applications with the Entity Framework v3.5SP1.  The code from the simple sample application is now available at http://code...
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    Some Great EF Resources

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    One of the things that’s cool about working on the EF team and getting the chance to talk to customers about what we do and answer questions and such is that I get to hear about lots of things that folks outside the EF team do with the EF.  It’s...
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    EF4 Beta 1 now available!

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    In case you haven’t heard yet, VS 2010 beta 1 and .Net 4 beta 1 are now available for public download, and that means EF4 beta 1 is available as well: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx Lots of goodies!  Check it out, and let us...
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    EF4 beta 1 Forums & Docs

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    Should have included this info in the last post, but better late than never.  If you have questions about EF4 beta 1, the place to ask is the EF4 pre-release forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/adonetefx/threads If you are looking...
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    Lots of EF Fun at TechEd Next Week

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    I’m off to TechEd North America in LA next week where I’ll be presenting a 400-level session titled “Applied Entity Framework”.  The session will mostly be focused on helping folks be more successful using EF3.5sp1 but also with some info about features...
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    Cool things are coming in EF4!

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    I’m off at TechEd this week talking to customers about the EF—especially about ways to be successful using the EF right now with 3.5sp1.  Meanwhile, though, we’re getting close to releasing the first beta of EF4 (yeah!).  As we gear up for that...
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