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    datajs goodies - build system

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    The datajs source code includes not only the files for the library itself, but also the files to build from the multiple source files and to run a series of basic tests on them. The main goals we wanted for our project were the following: Ability...
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    Failing Fast and Windows Azure

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    Last week we were talking in a team meeting about how cool it is that we can fail fast with datajs. The library is by design very focused and avoids entangling itself with multiple components and dependencies, and so we have the ability to experiment...
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    datajs goodies - test logger

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    Today I'd like to talk about one of the extra goodies you can find in the datajs project. The TestLogger.svc file under JSLib\tests\common contains a small WCF service that accepts messages from the test page and records test results, and the test...
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    OData continues to evolve

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    As you can see from the recent March 2011 CTP of WCF Data Services , OData continues to evolve. While the post includes information about changes to the WCF Data Services implementation, I'm very excited to see that the protocol is also very much alive...
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    Uplevel NuGet

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    In the wake of the recent datajs on NuGet announcement , it's very much worth noting that you can significantly uplevel your experience - just take a look at Scott's post on this . Enjoy!
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    datajs formats for OData flavored with simplicity

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    Alex has just uploaded the intermediate formats on the datajs CodePlex Wiki . These describe the shape of results provided by reading OData as well as the expected format to send data back to the server. Like I mentioned before , these values do not...
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    datajs now available on NuGet

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    Beth has just uploaded the datajs NuGet package , so now it's easier than ever to get going with datajs. In case you missed it, NuGet is an extension for Visual Studio that makes it ridiculously simple to install and update open source libraries in...
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    Debugging Extensions

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    When working with native code and when working with crash dumps, the Debugging Tools for Windows are an incredibly useful asset. One of the rarely-used but incredibly-useful capabilities is the support for extensions. There are all sorts of things...
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    Math is hard, let's go shopping

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    For better or for worse, the phrase "Math is hard, let's go shopping" is one that I use every now and then during design meetings. There are typically two situations that will prompt this. We're about to do something hard to implement that's...
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    OData Vocabularies

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    Just got back from a "long week"-long trip to find Alex's vocabularies post . He has a nice walk through how we think this should look like, and I'm pretty excited about the opportunities: we have a simple and powerful description mechanism, open data...
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