UK MSDN events now scheduled

Topics have been chosen, venues confirmed and details posted on our events site. We will be showing up at 6 cities through Sept and October with a lot of the content focused on Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1. Me – I will be delivering the “data bit” – in Visual Basic 🙂 I liked…

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How come nobody ever told me about LINQPad?

I need to know so much more about LINQ than I currently do. What I wanted was a “Query Analyser” for LINQ – rather than keep writing code inside Visual Studio. I can’t tell you how excited I was when I discovered LINQPad.  It is written by Joseph Albahari who wrote C# 3.0 in a…

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Three good reads on REST

Since 2002 (and .NET Framework 1.0) many of us have digging into Web Services based on SOAP, WSDL and the WS-* specification universe. In 2005 I started to get concerned about the complexity that WS-* was bringing, when ultimately in many scenarios I just wanted to "get something from A to B". I found myself…


Entity Framework v2.0 development underway (and very open!)

The ADO.NET Entity Framework is very strategic to Microsoft – but a) it is a V1.0 technology (although we have been dabbling for some time – remember ObjectSpaces in 2004) and b) it hasn’t actually shipped yet. BUT… the good news is V1.0 is pretty much done which has allowed V2.0 development to start at…

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