IE9 and HTML5 Session Slide Deck and Demos

March 30, 2011

IE9 and HTML5 Session Slide Deck and Demos Today I had the pleasure to deliver a MSDN session about IE9 and HTML5 at Microsoft Ra’anana. First of all I want to thank all the attendees who came to hear the session. In the session I talked about IE9, Feature Detection and Modernizr, CSS3, HTML5 and more. The session was recorded and will be available soon on the internet (in Hebrew). You can download the session’s slide deck and demos from here. Enjoy! CodeProject
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Sela SDP Conference Sessions Slide Deck and Demos

March 17, 2011

Sela SDP Conference Sessions Slide Deck and Demos Yesterday Sela SDP Conference ended after 4 intensive days. In the conference I had two breakout sessions about OData and about Code First in Entity Framework. First of all I want to thank all the attendees in those sessions. I hope that you had good time and that you enjoyed the sessions and of course the whole conference. As always I published the sessions slide decks and demos for you to download. The recording...

What to Look in an ORM Solution?

March 14, 2011

What to Look in an ORM Solution? One question that I sometimes being asked is what to look for in an ORM solution or more properly which ORM is preferable and why. The decision which ORM to choose is very crucial to the project development since after you start developing it will be hard to go back and use another ORM solution. Since there are many ORMs out there, here is a checklist that will help you to evaluate ORM solutions and to pick the one that fits your needs: Basic Features Can handle inheritance & polymorphism Can handle different types of relations...
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Entity Framework in Depth at Sela SDP

Entity Framework in Depth at Sela SDP Yesterday Ido Flatow, Erez Harari and I delivered a tutorial day about Entity Framework as part of Sela SDP conference. The day included the following topics: Introduction to ORMs and to Entity Framework (delivered by Ido) Querying and Manipulating Data using Entity Framework (delivered by Erez) Entity Framework Internals (delivered by myself) Entity Framework in N-Tier Applications (delivered by myself) Experts Panel (delivered by all of us) I want to thank...

Using Code First Model Configurations Classes

March 7, 2011

Using Code First Model Configurations Classes In the past I explained how to use the Code First Fluent API in order to configure and shape your EDM during runtime. One of the problems that might raise when you use the Fluent API as I showed in the previous post is that the OnModelCreating method might become bloated and hard to read. This is the time to get familiar with another model configuration option which is built inside Code First. Model Configurations Classes When you use Code First you will probably configure the creation of the model...

Back to Basics – Reading a File into Memory Stream

March 3, 2011

Back to Basics – Reading a File into Memory Stream Today I was asked to help a developer with a simple task she had. That task included reading an image file into a memory stream in order to send the image through an e-mail attachment. This post will show you how to do exactly that. Reading a File into Memory Stream Here is the code for reading the file into a memory stream: using (FileStream fileStream = File.OpenRead(filePath)) ...
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Installing a Production Server for ASP.NET MVC 2 – Part 2

March 1, 2011

Installing a Production Server for ASP.NET MVC 2 – Part 2 A few days ago I helped a client to solve a problem they had when they deployed an ASP.NET MVC 2 application. In a previous post I wrote about how you can install a production server in order to run ASP.NET MVC 2 application. The client team have installed the server according to the AspNetMVC2 MSI installer section (in my post) and then they used Phil Haack’s IIS6 Extension-less URLs solution to enable the routing engine. Life was beautiful and they were on the right track. ...