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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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    'foo' is a 'variable' but is used like a 'method'

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    Over the last several months, because of my current project I have had to program in a bunch of different languages. (The reason for this will become crystal clear early next week). Basically, I have had to code in C#, VB, and IronPython while at the...
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    A walkthrough the Jasper API with IronPython - Part 1

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    This blog post is part one of my walkthrough of the Jasper API in IronPython. In our Channel 9 interview , I briefly demo'ed some of this walkthrough. Hoping also to get a screen cast of this at some point. To run this sample I use for the walkthrough...
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    Englishman in Redmond

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    Mark Fussell, a semi crazy Englishman I work with here at Microsoft, has co-authored a good introductory book about the what's new with ADO.net and SqlXml in Whidbey. I reviewed the latter content and found it quite detailed and well written. The book...
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    O/R redux

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    One of the big conversations that has been going on for some time in the Java world is how prescriptive container frameworks such as EJB and Spring should be. It is fairly well known, that for O/R mapping frameworks the same conversation exists since...
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    Talk ideas and dinner?

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    I am giving a talk at TechEd 2004 which we have never given before called: DAT380 Building Applications with ADO.NET ObjectSpaces Friday, May 28 9:00 AM- 10:15 AM Speaker(s): Andrew Conrad Track(s): Data Management, Developer Tools and...
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    Updated alias for ObjectSpaces delay and general O/R feedback

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    Sorry... but it appears I have been giving out the wrong alias in my blog and at the O/R BOF as TechEd. The correct one is: orfeedbk@microsoft.com . Please feel free to utilize this alias for any feedback, questions or concerns you might have about the...
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    Orthogonal to Orthogonal

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    I think Ralf post about “ Should object persistence really be thought of as orthogonal functionality?” is orthogonal to the real problem that ObjectSpaces is trying to solve. It seems his overall point is that by allowing any domain objects...
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    Michael's book part II

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    Michael Brundage’s (one of my co-workers from SqlXml days) new book on XQuery has sky rocketed to number 7172 on the Amazon.com sales rank. Although Michael will probably give me a copy, I am tempted to buy one from Amazon to see the effect on the...
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    Richard Feynman - part II

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    Todd Lefor , a fellow Microsoftie and a proud North Dakotan, has alerted me to a movie all about Richard Feynman. Although it looks a little heavy on the romance and significantly too light on the science, it might be watchable. Although it is hard to...
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    1984

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    Just picked up Van Halen's 1984 album off iTunes on what is roughly the 20th anniversary of the original release. Actually, this is the second time I have bought the album, but I lost the cassette tape years ago. For those of you lacking in-depth knowledge...
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    The wrong Farrell to play Sonny Crockett.

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    When I first saw the headline , I mistakenly thought the fine actor Will Ferrell had been hired to play Crockett. I wonder if the soundtrack is going to have any Phil Collins or Glen Frey songs… somehow I doubt it.
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    the million dollar question

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    Paul Wilson  has asked me what seems to be by far the most common question about ObjectSpaces: “Will it support other databases besides Sql Server... i.e Oracle, Access, etc?” For V1 of ObjectSpaces, which will ship as part of the Whidbey...
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    Jasper team Channel 9 interview

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    Before Mix07, the Jasper project team filmed a Channel 9 interview. Check it out here if you are interested.
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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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    Mix07

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    The Mix 07 talk has been posted for what I have been working on for the last year: Rapidly Building Data Driven Web Pages with Dynamic ADO.NET Speaker(s): Samuel Druker - Microsoft, Shyam Pather - Microsoft Audience(s): Developer Come learn about how...
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    Project Astoria

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    In addition to Project Jasper , the ADO.NET team is also releasing a second incubation project at Mix07 called Astoria. Project Astoria is the brainchild of Pablo Castro, resident System.Data expert and probably the best live demo giver I have ever seen...
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    Server errors and the Astoria client

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    Marcelo Lopez Ruiz, a developer on the Astoria team, has written a nice post describing how to deal with Astoria server errors returned via HTTP. One thing I regret that we didn't get into the Astoria December CTP was the ability to show detailed Astoria...
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    Slides for my ASP.NET Connections Sessions

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    As promised the slides & demos for my two ASP.NET Connections talks from 11/11/08: MDA01: Deep Dive: ADO.NET Data Services Framework—Application Patterns MDA04: LINQ to XML, SQL, Entities, DataSets and Co.: Data Access Technologies Explained...
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    Updated Astoria Silverlight client now available

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    The updated Astoria Silverlight client is now available . This client is 95% compatible with the client library we released back in the December CTP (we hope to make this 100% source code compatible by RTM) + works with the latest Silverlight 1.1 Alpha...
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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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    updated Linq to Sql IUpdatable implementation

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    Based on feedback from Robert Fonseca-Ensor , I have made a bunch of bug and performance fixes to the IUpdatable implementation for Linq to Sql and posted those to code gallery .  Rob is also now my first official contributor to the project. As part...
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    New Windows Live Services will be compatible with Astoria

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    The news is out! At Mix, Windows Live will be announcing several new Live Services with AtomPub endpoints. These services will also be compatible with Astoria and therefor will work with the Astoria client library. An excerpt from David Treadwell's post...
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    Peter Qian and row count

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    Peter Qian, the newest member of the ADO.NET Data Services, now has his own blog . In his initial post , Peter talks about the row count feature we included with v1.5 of ADO.NET Data Services.  He was one of the main designers and the implementer...
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    Using timeout setting with Astoria client

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    Believe it or not, but we did ship ADO.NET Data Services with a few bugs.    One issue in particular is somewhat nasty.   However the code developers might be tempted to write to work around the bug could cause far worse problems...
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