Ron Jacobs

Windows Workflow Foundation

January, 2009

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  • Ron Jacobs

    My Tech New Years Resolution

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    Don't you love new beginnings?  At the beginning of a year it seems anything is possible.  Perhaps that is why we feel compelled to think about how we can make 2009 a better year than last year.  I see that my last blog entry was Nov 21...
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    Windows 7 and Silverlight Developer Tools Installer

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    Kudos to the Windows 7 team for building an awesome feedback loop.  Lately I had several tools fail when I tried to install them.  Today the Windows 7 notification window gave me the solution.  The crashes were not caused by the installers...
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    Have to go back to Windows Vista

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    After this week when I do my final keynote for the MSDN Developer Conference in Detroit I'm going to have to go back to Windows Vista.  Not that this is a terrible fate but I've become quite fond of Windows 7 lately.  However, I've run into...
  • Ron Jacobs

    Mocking the TableGateway pattern

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    I've been writing some new Hands On Labs for the WCF REST Starter Kit and as I mentioned previously on my blog I want to include unit tests.  Several people commented on my previous efforts and pointed out that the tests I included with the REST...
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    Windows 7 Beta 1 Installation Tip

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    I've been running Windows 7 on my work laptop for a couple of months now with good results.  Yesterday I decided to put Windows 7 on the family PC at home.  I downloaded it from the Microsoft Windows 7 page and I must say that the download went...
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    Doing Better with Less

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    All across the world things are slowing down.  In many places they have come to a dead stop.  As I write this blog entry I’m sitting at the Seattle airport heading out to Chicago where I will deliver the keynote address to the MSDN Developers...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit and Getting it working with SQL 2008

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    Today as a part of my learning resolution I decided to run through the hands on labs for ADO.NET Entity Framework from the .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit .  I downloaded and installed it on an old WinXP machine and set to work on the...
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    ADO.NET Entity Framework Hands On Lab

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    Wow - I just completed the ADO.NET Entity Framework lab and this was really a useful introduction to the Entity framework.  In the lab you build a working WPF application based on the AdventureWorks database.  Not only did it help me with the...
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