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    Updated Linq 101 samples for Orcas March CTP

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    Apparently there were a few glitches with the Linq samples in the Orcas March CTP. Erick has posted here about how to manually fix the Linq to Entities samples. You can also download all the updated samples here . With some interesting exceptions (more...
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    The Haskell Road to Enlightenment

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    Just finished reading Introduction to Functional Programming by Bird & Wadler : It was particularly interesting since a significant portion of LINQ came from the Functional Programming would. I would recommend anyone who wants a deep understanding...
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    Life in KL

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    My brother who lives in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has started a blog . Basically an Oregonian’s take on living abroad in SE Asia.
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    Taking Live Writer for a test drive

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    For a while now, I have been using Outlook as my blog editor. Basically, this means I have a folder on my inbox where I keep various drafts of potential posts which are all usually about half done. So while cleaning up my draft folder, I decided to go...
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    New MSFT hire - John Lam

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    John Lam, of RubyCLR fame, is coming on board! Read all about it here: http://www.iunknown.com/articles/2006/10/20/dynamic-languages-microsoft-and-me I saw an internal talk by John back in August on his RubyCLR work. Very intriguing stuff...
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    Iron Python 1.0!

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    Iron Python 1.0 has been released! Congrats to the CLR team. Jim Hugunin has all the details . In my opinion, this is a really big deal for the platform. Having spent the last year extensively experimenting with Ruby, I got to say I am becoming...
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    Nascar summer

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    Saw Cars twice (have kids), Talladega Nights – The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and even caught the last half of Days of Thunder last Sunday on TNT. I have no idea why I choose a career in software over Nascar .
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    Mark Ashton in the house…

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    A coworker of mine now has a new blog . Just to be clear, this guy is THE SYSTEM.DATA GURU.
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    New blogs to ponder

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    Discovered a couple of interesting softie blogs over the weekend. First there is this one from Joel Pobar on the CLR team. (I neither know or have ever worked with Joel). Found this post while I was searching for some information about DynamicMethods...
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    Next Linq Tech Preview Teaser

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    DataSet... Linq... hmmmmmmmm.
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    Sir Tom

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    Its about time: http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/12/31/britain.honors.ap/index.html
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    The Ricky Gervais Show

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    Discovered this nice little podcast over the holidays. Simply superb! Downside is that I am now wasting all my time searching for interesting monkey news to contribute.
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    Dirty Sql

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    David Heinemeier Hansson , the man behind Ruby on Rails , has the best take yet on O/R Mapping frameworks and SQL: But Isn’t Sql Dirty? Ever since programmers started to layer object-oriented systems on top of relational databases, they...
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    Last minute Xmas gift idea

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    Looking for the right gift for the person that has everything. Try Bibicaffe - you won't be sorry. Even the folks at Coca-Cola company are getting into the carbonated coffee drink business .
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    Walken for President

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    Now that is a candidate I can get behind. Wonder if I can get the fifthbucket.com to endorse him?
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    Shareholder value

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    Apparently – I went public, or at least my blog did . And let me tell you, I didn’t make a cent off it. I guess that all went to the investment bankers. Bryant Likes , our SQLXML MVP from a couple of years ago, bought up all the shares of my blog...
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    Projections and DataSet

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    While no was looking, we snuck projections into the DataSet in ADO.NET 2.0. While not the full power of projection offered by a typical RDMS query processor like Sql Server, it does provide some interesting functionality. (The sample code here is...
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    Cyrus on LINQ driven C# features

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    Cyrus has an excellent description of the new C# 3.0 features that were added to make LINQ work. Always an extremely good and proficient blogger, he has been on fire lately. Anonymous Types, Lambda expression, extension methods… there is a lot of...
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    ADO.NET vNext PDC samples

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    Yesterday, during Dave Campell’s PDC talk (DAT200 - Future Directions for Data-Driven Applications: Storage, Applications, API), Pablo Castro previewed some cool code samples of functionality we are thinking of introducing into the next version of ADO...
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    DataWorks team at PDC

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    Over on the DataWorks blog , Sushil has posted the PDC schedule for the team members. If anyone wants to talk ADO.NET at PDC and these times don’t work – let me know and we can set something up. Tonight I will be at El Cholo drinking margaritas...
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    PDC teaser from Pablo

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    Pablo Castro gave a small preview of what he will be talking about next week at PDC. I will be attending the conference along with several people from ADO.NET team: Pablo Castro, Steve Stark, and Sushil Chordia. I will post later today our times...
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    ADO.NET vNext

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    The news is out (see paragraph four specifically) on what I have been working on for the last six months. Bottom line, we have big visions for what “vNext” of ADO.NET is going to encompass. We have heard that developers have huge investment in the...
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    PDC & Pablo

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    I saw an early preview of Pablo Castro’s PDC talk about ADO.NET 2.0 . Despite only talking about features available in Visual Studio 2005, this talk is going to be very compelling. At a high level, his talk reflects the maturity of these APIs both feature...
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    www.fifthbucket.com

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    I wanted to wait for the official launch… but Brian has let the cat out of the bag . (Incidentally, Brian is most definitely associated with me in that he is my dev manager). My first (and hopefully last) business venture: www.fifthbucket...
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    ADO.NET on rocks

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    We have a bunch of folks coming in tomorrow for an ADO.NET SDR. Basically that is two full days of design meetings where we share our thoughts for the next version of ADO.NET + even preview a bunch of prototype work we been doing over the last six months...
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