D3: Rides Again – Now on VS2010 Beta 2

And you thought I might never post on D3 again.  I know.  I know.  Jedi knights don’t wait 6 months for a follow-up blog post.1  Well, the wait is finally over.  I’ve put a new release of D3 up on code gallery.  In this release the code has been updated to work with VS2010/.Net 4…

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AttachAsModified revisited

It seems like on a fairly regular basis these days I encounter a question or an issue about the EF to which the answer is “I know I wrote a blog post about that…”  Then when I go search my blog and find the post I discover that the post was written before EF4 and…

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It’s time to rip up EntityBag and throw it away

A couple of years ago when the overall shape of what we would ship in the first release of the entity framework became apparent, I realized that one of the biggest issues users of that release would fight with was creating N-tier applications.  So I started a project to explore the space by creating something…

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D3: Building Great Software is a Battle, Don’t Leave Any Assets on the Sidelines

Another D3 release is up.  This time I continued my focus on fundamentals.  Some of this is tedious, but as I establish solid mechanics I’m starting to gain some momentum.  The theme for today is using every last asset at your disposal to fight the battle to build great software.  When I first came to…

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D3: Fun with Concurrency and Model First – Part 2

In my last post I began the story of how I added concurrency checking capabilities to D3—we conquered a bug in the model first workflow activities in VS 2010 beta 1.  Next we need to look into ways to customize the SSDL generated so that the concurrency column will end up with the RowVersion type…

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D3: Fun with Concurrency and Model First – Part 1

The second D3 release is now up at: d3-0.0026.zip  It’s the fruit of my labors pretty much full-time this week because it has been “App Week” on the EF team this week.  What a great time!  My kids got out of school for summer break last Friday (which means I have the option of sleeping in…

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D3: Release 0.0010

OK folks, after way too much delay, I’ve finally gotten all my ducks in a row and begun the process of rewriting DPMud.  Since my goal is to completely rebuild it from scratch, the process is going to take a while, and I intend to let you all look over my shoulder a bit as…

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Links: EF4 Podcast, N-Tier Anti-Patterns, and some thoughts about DDD

Here are a few more resources I hope you will find useful: Recently I had a conversation about EF4 with Carl and Richard of .Net Rocks, and it went up on their site today.  Have a listen at http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=451.  In addition, I have an article about design/architecture decisions related to n-tier applications in the latest…

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Some Great EF Resources

One of the things that’s cool about working on the EF team and getting the chance to talk to customers about what we do and answer questions and such is that I get to hear about lots of things that folks outside the EF team do with the EF.  It’s especially neat when folks tell…

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EF4 beta 1 Forums & Docs

Should have included this info in the last post, but better late than never.  If you have questions about EF4 beta 1, the place to ask is the EF4 pre-release forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/adonetefx/threads If you are looking for the documentation, then you’ll be interested in this link to the MSDN online docs.  For beta 1 docs…

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