MSDN Subscribers Giveaways Reminder
In a previous post I wrote about two MSDN subscribers which I’m going to give away. As I wrote I’m giving this valuable gift to people in the Israeli development community that will be committed to volunteering at least 100 hours to develop open source projects during the following year.
This post is only a reminder that on the 26 of September (in four days) the applying form will be closed. Terms of participating:
You need to be an Israeli (because if you will be selected I’ll be able to give you the subscriber personally).
MSDN Ultimate Subscriber Giveaways A few days ago I got three MSDN subscribers for MSDN Ultimate to give away as I see fit. The subscriptions allow their owner to download and own full featured versions of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, as well as most of Microsoft software. The retail value of such subscriber is approximately $12,000. Also, the subscriptions are valid for one year of use. So I thought to myself how do I intend to give away such a valuable gift? do I intend to give it in a session I...
My Article on This Week On Channel 9 Show
I got an email yesterday from Guy Burstein that pointed me to the “This week On Channel 9” show which includes a reference to one of the articles I published in The Code Project site. The article “How To Use Unity Container In ASP.NET MVC Framework” explains how to use Unity IoC container inside an ASP.NET MVC application. You can see the show here. They mention the article about 09:28 minutes after the show starts. Very flattering.
New Tracing and Caching Wrapper Providers for Entity Framework Yesterday two new Entity Framework Wrapper Providers were added to MSDN Code Gallery. The new providers: EFTracingProvider – adds the ability to log SQL commands that are executed against the data storage EFCachingProvider – adds query results cache to Entity Framework ...
ADO.NET Entity Framework Extensions Library As part of the MSDN Code Gallery you can find the ADO.NET Entity Framework Extensions library. The ADO.NET Entity Framework Extensions includes “utilities that make querying stored procedures, creating typed results from DB data readers and state tracking external data much easier in the Entity Framework. A sample application demonstrates several patterns using these utilities, including stored procedures...
Web Data Services with ADO.NET Data Services Article As a promo to the session I’m going to deliver next week a new article that I wrote, Web Data Services with ADO.NET Data Services, was published on the Hebrew MSDN site. The article describe the problems that were targeted by ADO.NET data services, what is a data service? a little about REST and data service architecture and a data service example. You...
Dependency Injection From Theory to Practice With Unity Article Today my article, Dependency Injection From Theory to Practice With Unity, was published on the Hebrew MSDN site. The article describe what is dependency injection and then introduce the Unity application block. You can read the article here. You can read more Hebrew MSDN articles here. Enjoy.
Invoking Generic Methods With Reflection A few days ago I answered a question in the ASP.NET forums concerning the issue of invoking generic methods with reflection. In this post I’m going to explain that issue. If generics or reflection are new to you you can read about them in the next MSDN links: Overview of Generics in the .NET Framework Reflection Overview ...
Entity Framework Q&A - John Papa's Article
In the new MSDN magazine there is an article in the data points section by John Papa which answers few of the common questions raised when developing with the entity framework. John Papa answers questions like:
Why use Entity SQL when I can use LINQ to get to entities?
What is the role of ObjectContext?
How do explicit and eager loading work in the Entity Framework?
How do I see the SQL that will execute?
What can I do with complex types?
How do I create a complex type?
I found the article very helpful and I recommend it...
ASP.NET Client Side State Management - ViewState
What is ViewState?The ASP.NET ViewState is a client side state management technique which enables web pages to persist their state during postbacks. In the life cycle of a page, the current state of the page is hashed to a string and is saved into a hidden field. When opening a page with the View Source operation you can find the ViewState's hidden field by searching __VIEWSTATE keyword. An example of a ViewState on a web page can look like that:
<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="/wEPDwUBMA9kFgJmD2QWAgIDD2QWBgI" />
How ViewState Works?To understand how ViewState works...