ActionPack for Your DAL: It’s Slicker Than Hot Poi

My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on CodePlex called ASP.NET ActionPack. ActionPack consists of a set of ORM tools, code generation and dynamic query tools. Inspired by the magic of Ruby on Rails, ActionPack provides a BuildProvider that reads your database and creates all the objects (and strongly-typed…

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CodePlex In the News

UNO: This just in: CodePlex on Channel9 DOS: When we first launched CodePlex, one of our most frequently asked questions was, “How open are you planning to be with regards to projects that might compete with Microsoft products or run on different platforms?” My response was always some variation of “Wait and see. Actions speak louder than words.”…

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Apple Throws Discussion Boards to the Snakes

Where has Apple been since the second invasion of Iraq??? Recently, Apple decided to jettison its forum support team and turn over control of their heretofore well-moderated Apple Discussion Boards to customers with apparently few, if any tools to self-police or a heritage of self-governance to inform their actions in a post-dictator era. Cooperation in online communities is the product of either…

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Extro Version

Who do you listen to? Who do you answer to? Your boss or your boss’ boss?  Dave Morehouse, my friend and (currently only) peer, has the “right” answer, I think: customers. If you are interested in collaborative tagging, social bookmarking, folksonomies, and the life-changing features that we are looking to build on top of subscription technologies (RSS, ATOM), I suggest…

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