The Wayward WebLog

Oh, what a tangled web

June, 2007

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    Agile at Microsoft

    I wasn’t always a proponent of Agile development practices. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know what they were. Before I came to Microsoft I used to just do what I was told and simply worked the way everyone else worked....
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    IQueryable’s Deep Dark Secret

    I love the IQueryable interface, but it’s got a dark checkered past that most of you might not know about. IQueryable is a great way to expose your API or domain model for querying or provide a specialized query processor that can be used directly by LINQ. It defines the pattern for you to gather-up a user’s query and present it to your processing engine as a single expression tree that you can either transform or interpret. It’s the way LINQ becomes ‘integrated’ for many LINQ to XXX products. Yet it was not supposed to be that way; with all that ease of use, plugging automatically into LINQ with an abundance of pre-written query operators at your disposal. You were not supposed to use it for your own ends. It was not meant for you at all. ...
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