February, 2009

Blog - About

About Meta-Me


My name is Alex James, a Program Manager working on the Data Services team at Microsoft.

My current focus is OData and improving the usability of Data Services, both client and server side.

Previously I worked on the Entity Framework team where I helped create EF 4.0, and CodeOnly.

I'm also really passionate about Metadata, hence the name Meta-me.


I waffle and twitter as adjames

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    Tip 2 - Entity Framework Books

    Question: Where do I find in depth books on the Entity Framework? Answer: One of the benefits of being on a product team a Microsoft is you get authors who want you to review their books. So far to date I've have had 3 different authors send...
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    Tip 1 - How to sort Relationships in Entity Framework

    Question: One of the questions you often see in the Entity Framework Forums is around sorting related items. For example imagine if you want to query customers, and return only those that have accounts more than 30 days in arrears, and at the same...
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    Side effects of first class Associations

    You've probably all heard someone say that Entity Data Model (EDM) and more specifically the Entity Framework (EF) treat associations as first class concepts. This sentence, seems reasonably benign, but it has a profound effect on the Entity Framework...
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