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Glenn Block - .NETFX Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: ForEach, a simple but very useful extension method

    This evening I was writing some code (Yay!) for an Xml based MEF catalog I am prototyping. I came across the need to invoke a set of methods on an IEnumerable<T> that was returned from a LINQ to XML query. Unfortunately no such animal exists on IEnumerable. It took me < 5 mins to write this...
  • Blog Post: Dispelling some urban legends about LINQ to SQL

    Scott has a great post where he dispels the following two myths about using LINQ to SQL. LINQ to SQL requires you to start with a database schema. LINQ to SQL requires your classes to implement INotifyPropertyChanged and use EntitySet<T> for any associated collections. Looking at the post I think...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the patterns and practices Patterns Factory

    For some time now I've been working on a project that I've not been able to talk about. Well today, I am finally able to let the cat out of the bag. One of the challenges we've been hearing about from customers is around patterns. We hear they are way too hard to grok, and to implement. What customers...
  • Blog Post: Entity Framework Webinar

    Ward Bell just told me about this little gem. IdeaBlade has an upcoming MSDN Magazine webinar entitled "Introduction to the Entity Framework and LINQ". LINQ is the new query language that is shipping as part of .NET 3.5 and provides language constructs for querying and filtering in-memory objects...
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