Opinionated Software and the Paradox of Choice

In my last post I briefly mentioned the Paradox of Choice. The alert amongst you will have noticed a lot of unapologetic talk about Opinionated Software recently out in the blogosphere. Anyway it got me wondering whether the two are in some way related. If people don’t really like a choice, especially one they don’t…

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DefiningQuery versus QueryView

The Entity Framework is a flexible beast. So much so that it provides not one but two ways to create views over the database. DefiningQueries live in the storage schema file, or ssdl, and are written in the native SQL of the database engine being used, i.e. T-SQL for SqlServer. QueryViews on the other hand…

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Blogging database scripts

For a while now I’ve been using a blogging database for demos, presentations, videos etc. For example I used my little blogging database for the Getting Started with the Entity Framework video I did. Every time I do something with this database I invariably get asked by people if they can have a copy of…

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