Entity Framework – Disappointment.

יום שני, נובמבר 17, 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.

יום ראשון, נובמבר 2, 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...

All we need is just a little patience…

יום חמישי, יולי 12, 2007

Prologue I am using Vista, Yes I am, defying and ignoring all those saying "Wait till SP1" or "What's wrong with XP?" guys, I'm sure you all know those and can relate. My main excuse was that I need to program WPF apps, and in vista it will look much better, oh well, whatever. Anyway I was and still very open minded about each and every innovation, I think I'm one of a soon to be extinct group that uses UAC in its' default configuration, yes it bogs me to approve every rename I do, but I see the reasoning around this subject,...