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    Linq to anything

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    Along with my manager Shyam Pather , I am giving the following talk at the upcoming Dev Connections conference : MDA04: LINQ to XML, SQL, Entities, DataSets and Co.: Data Access Technologies Explained With the release of the Microsoft .NET Framework...
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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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    We are going Agile!

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    Over the last few months, it dawned on us that if we were writing software apis/ frameworks ( Jasper, Astoria ) specifically designed for Agile development that perhaps we should really understand Agile development by actually doing it. Breath taking...
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    SqlXml WR3 sp2 released

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      A beta of SqlXml Web release 3, sp2 has been released .  Normally a service pack release is not very exciting, but this release contains two key fixes to SqlXml WR3:   1. Identity value Propagation for Xml...
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    Three weeks early

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    I was only a week away from getting part 2 of “Death, Taxes, and Relational Databases” completed … when our second child arrived three weeks early.   Bottom – line, the article will be published, but it will be a couple months...
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    XSD gripe 2 – DataType hell

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    I know I am just the latest in a long line of people to “comment” on this subject – but I just wanted to give my two cents. I appreciate the fact that the XSD designers wanted to vastly enrich my datatype life. But why come up with a bunch of built-in...
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    Death, Taxes and Relation Databases, The Sequel

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    The ExtremeXml article has finally been completed and posted. According to the article summary, this is the second in the series of articles. I had not planned on a third part – but I guess I might have to do it now. I do have some ideas about generalizing...
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    Bare Bones Sql versus OR (?)

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    I have to say I disagree with Ingo’s comments about preferring “ bare bones Sql ” over O/R mapping technology. IMO, the two topics are orthogonal. Data Access is all about solving high level use cases. There are no rules out there...
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    You've lost that lovin' feeling

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    I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the bar where several scenes from Top Gun were filmed is right accross the street from my hotel in San Diego. I will be making a official visit tonight with several of my wingmen. If I had one of those “100...
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    ObjectSpaces Myths

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    From the Post-PDC 2003, feedback there seems to be a number of fallacies circulating about ObjectSpaces.   I have attempted to answer of few of those below: ObjectSpaces is a thin layer over ADO.net ObjectSpaces utilizes the...
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    O/R BOF talk

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    Scott Bellware has proposed a Object/ Relational birds-of-a-feather talk for TechEd 2004. If you are interested, please make sure you vote for the topic. Based on the strong showing for the same topic at PDC, this talk should be quite lively.
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    being irrational

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    Starsky and Hutch comes out Friday. For better or worse, in my opinion this film is going to be a “classic”, although I really have no choice but to say so. A little background here: a few years ago I was heard saying that "All Owen Wilson...
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    POCO

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    Encarta definition - a little or slightly (used in musical directions) ObjectSpaces definition - Plain Old CLR Objects
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    One crazy Italian

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    Luca Bolognese, one crazy Italian, now has a blog … and he is even writing it himself. Luca was Mr. ObjectSpaces back in the day and is now working with the C# team on the sequence operator work.
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    2004

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    I started working on the outline for a book I am planning to write about ObjectSpaces. My goal was to get it started before 2004, so there you go - well ahead of schedule. Please don't tell Dare though, I am suppose to be finishing up a long over due...
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    Everybody's favorite topic - NULL

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    In V1 of .net, value types could not be null. Since, this was contradictory to relational databases use of null, the DataSet needed to have a concept of nullable value types – hence DBNull was invented. DBNull is simple type in the System namespace. It...
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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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    Stop, Drop, and Roll

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    A couple of weeks ago, I made a post that I thought some sort of client side data structure, which was designed to store projections of a domain model instances (both in memory and persisted in a data store), was a necessary part of any O/R framework...
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    What is IUpdatable? Why should I care?

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    Over the past few weeks I have posted a couple of samples of implementing IUpdateable for non-EF DALs so those can be used as data sources for ADO.NET Data Services.  A handful of people have asked me why this is interesting, so I now realize I should...
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    Astoria team is hiring!

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    The Astoria team is hiring! We have positions open for Developers and Program Managers. Currently, we are finishing up V1 and planning for V2, so it is a great time to join the team. For V2, we are thinking about expanding the project into new areas ...
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    VSlive Presentations and demos

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    Last week I presented two talks about ADO.NET Data Services at VSLive in San Francisco. As promised to the talk attendees, here are the slides and demos.
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    Astoria v1.5 CTP now available

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    In the fine tradition of Saint Patrick's Day we have released the first CTP of ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 today. Download here . Team blog announcement and "Getting Started" walk through video here . This is definitely a green release - with features...
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    Project Astoria == ADO.NET Data Services == WCF Data Services

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    As announced at PDC this afternoon by Pablo , the ADO.NET Data Services framework is being renamed WCF Data Services as the first part of a long term effort to align all the Microsoft technologies for building n-tier applications and services. While...
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    Greatest Book Store in the World

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    I am down in Portland Oregon over the weekend for RailsConf. During lunch today, I decided to drop into my favorite book store – Powell’s Technical Books in downtown Portland . Besides the standard library of every computer and software book currently...
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    Project Jasper sample

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    Tok Wee Hyong of the .Net Singapore user group has put together a nice Project Jasper sample available here if anyone is interested.
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