VelocityAdminShell is Published on CodePlex

June 24, 2009

VelocityAdminShell is Published on CodePlex I’ve published the VelocityAdminShell tool that I wrote about yesterday on CodePlex. You can download the project with its source code from here. As I wrote, if you have any suggestions for improvement or you encounter bugs please contact me in the blog’s contact form or from the CodePlex tool’s site. I’ll keep on updating the tool in the near future. Enjoy!
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ADO.NET Entity Framework Session

June 23, 2009

ADO.NET Entity Framework Session I know that it is very early to announce, but I’m scheduled for an Entity Framework half a day session on October 19 in Microsoft Israel. In that session I’m going to talk about Entity Framework and in particular about LINQ to Entities and the new features of EF4. If you want to hear the session you can sign in to it from here. I hope to see you there.

Velocity Administration Console

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New Tracing and Caching Wrapper Providers for Entity Framework

June 12, 2009

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Programming Entity Framework Book Review

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Entity Framework Tips by Alex James

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Creating AutoCompleteExtender Trigger Button

June 10, 2009

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Audience Specific Documentation for the Entity Framework

June 4, 2009

Audience Specific Documentation for the Entity Framework In MSDN Code Gallery there is a audience specific documentation for the Entity Framework. That documentation is divided to three documents: Entity Framework for architects documentation: Aimed at enterprise or application architects who are evaluating the Entity Framework, or who are designing systems that will use the Entity Framework. ...