Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Article on the Entity Framework: The Cribsheet

Out of the technologies released with Visual Studio.NET 2008 and the SP1 of Visual Studio.NET 2008, my favorite is the ADO.NET Entity Framework. ADO.NET missed a good ORM layer and most of the time developers had to manage the OR mismatch by their own or use an external library such as NHibernate.

I wrote an article titled Entity Framework: The Cribsheet for Simple-Talk. This introduces the ADO.NET Entity Framework and covers different concepts associated with it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

VS.NET 2008 and .NET Fx 3.5 SP1 beta

I upgraded .NET Framework 3.5 and Visual Studio.NET 2008 to SP1 beta. It went quite smooth other than the fact the progress window for Visual Studio.NET 2008 SP1 beta installation wizard gave an incorrect message.

So if you do get the message "Install failed - performing rollback" during installation progress, ignore it and wait for the setup to complete

Article on the Why and How of .NET Profiling

My article titled "The Why and How of .NET Profiling" is published in Simple-Talk. The article lists out important reasons to consider profiling your .NET code. It also talks about how to use the CLR profiler and the Perfmon tools.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

HHH Community Launch: What's new in ADO.NET 3.5

We had the first of a series of Heroes Happen Here community launch events as part of the user group session for this month. I did a session on the new features for ADO.NET 3.5. The session covered topics such as Linq to SQL, ADO.NET Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services. We had around 70 attendees for the event and based on the comments received there seems to be a lot of interest around ADO.NET Entity Framework.