Me too…

OK.  So I just read this post on Julie Lerman’s blog, and my reaction is “me too, me too.” What I mean to say is that I’d sure like to hear what things are causing people to dislike the EF or be afraid of it or whatever, because I’m in a position to do something…

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If you don’t know what Astoria is…

I highly recommend checking out Astoria.  Pablo Castro, a major driving force behind Astoria, was on Dot Net Rocks recently, and the show provides a great introduction to Astoria.  Of course, you might also want to take a look at the Astoria Team Blog. Essentially Astoria (aka ADO.Net Data Services) provides a REST-oriented web-service over…

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Creating an original value object from the separate values stored in the ObjectStateManager

Update October 21, 2009: The EF has progressed quite a bit since this original post, but the need for this capability still comes up.  Recently someone asked me how to do this kind of thing, and when I pointed them at this post, they had some trouble because their entities were POCO classes that did…

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Question: Deep serialization of an object graph–how deep should it go?

So, I’ve been thinking lately about serializing/remoting object graphs.  The entity framework currently serializes an entire object graph when binary serialization is used but only serializes one entity at a time in XML/DataContract scenarios.  I’m working on a sample designed to show how graphs can be serialized, and we’re looking into ways to make this…

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An Interesting Relationship Mapping Scenario

This week on the ADO.Net pre-release forum, someone brought up an interesting relationship mapping scenario in this thread.  Essentially the scenario is this:  They have a table which represents an entity, call it Foo, and along with the other columns, the Foo table has a column which is an foreign key ID and another column…

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First draft of an EF FAQ posted

One of the PMs on the team, Asad Khan, sent me a list of questions and answers which he culled from looking through a whole bunch of forum postings and blogs, and the content seemed like such a useful resource that I’ve been hacking on it for several hours tonight trying to fill in a…

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Entity Framework FAQ

The EF FAQ has moved (and been updated substantially).  It can now be found at http://www.ef-faq.org/  

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Mapping Read-only Entities

I can’t take credit for the description of how to do this, but a very useful example was recently posted to the forum, and I wanted to make sure more people saw this/it is easy to find in the future.  Also, Julie Lerman was mentioning to me today that there’s a lot of good content in…

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Off to Dev Connections in the morning

In case any of you are attending Dev Connections in Las Vegas this week, I’m planning on being there and would love to meet with you.  Since I signed up too late to do an actual session, the powers that be have been kind enough to give me lots of time manning the Data Programmability…

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