PDC 2008 – All good things come to… a Beginning!

24 בנובמבר 2008

PDC is way behind us, but we at Sela put on an effort to try to summarize the most important stuff from the event(atleast those we liked :)) for the rest of Sela employees and special guests. We did that in a rather challenging way, since that 7  people (including myself) were attendees at PDC, each one of us got 15 minutes to talk about a few of his favorite subjects at PDC, like Andy Warhol famous quote, our 15 minutes of fame. So in a tremendous pace all those people spoke up : ...
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Using PDC bits with new “Dynamic” features

While preparing for a talk I am to give about the new C# 4.0 dynamic feature and dynamic languages in general I ran into several issues that I would like to document here, maybe they will be helpful for you as well. I am using the Visual Studio 2010 VPC which was handed over for every PDC attendee. But don’t feel bad if you don’t have it, you may download it now (7.2GB download). The VPC contains many walkthroughs you can try on, such as interoperability of IronPhython and C#, and Silverlight. In order to do...
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Entity Framework – Disappointment.

17 בנובמבר 2008

For some time I am consulting one of my customers with the creation of WPF application which uses a Sql Server Compact edition DB. We quickly used Linq to SQL as our DAL and created our data model (using SqlMetal as so far even after SP1 no IDE support for SqlCE, drop me a comment if you don’t know how to use it). As with everything in life, Linq to SQL has it’s weaknesses but to tell the truth it just works. I’ve been able to put up a full working POC consisting of Composite application guidance...

How to migrate from SQL Server to SQL Server Compact Edition.

2 בנובמבר 2008

So you have decided that you want to incorporate SQL server CE into your application. I found out that almost every Smart Client or Desktop based Rich application need a way to cache data and Sql Server CE is a great tool to do just that. Sql Compact Edition has a few advantages that might sway you if you still don’t think it is necessary. But the main problem most people while considering a transition to CE that you need to create a schema from an existing DB and the IDE lacks this ability up...