I hope everyone in southern California is planning to attend this years SoCal Code Camp at Cal State Fullerton on 1/24 - 1/25. It's always a great time and lots of free training! I will also be selling a limited number of my latest book "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" at my sessions for $11, … Continue reading SoCal Code Camp – Fullerton
Two new technologies, the Entity Framework (EF) and ADO.NET Data Services were released with .NET 3.5 SP1 in August 2008. These two major editions to the framework finally provide true data modeling and an easy way to send the data across a WCF service. Making programming the data tier much easier (kind of). Since these technologies … Continue reading What I Have Learned So Far About The Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services
Everyone should check this out. Lots of info on the new version: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9369515 The .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit includes presentations,hands-on labs, demos, and event materials.
The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is a preview of new features being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=A9C6BC06-B894-4B11-8300-35BD2F8FC908&displaylang=en
SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a small footprint in-process database engine that allows developers to build robust applications for Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices. This download contains the Books Online and Samples for SQL Server Compact 3.5 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1FF0529A-EB1F-4044-B4B7-40B00710F7B7&displaylang=en
I found out the hard way in the last two days that an SQL Server CE database does not work properly when creating a typed Dataset with a ASP.NET 3.5 application. Sure, you can create one in the IDE, but the code-on-the-fly will not be generated therefor you can't use it in your code. Actually … Continue reading SQL Server CE and Typed Datasets
Sometimes you need to find all stored procedures in all databases in SQL Server that contain certain text. For example, today I had to find if any of our store procedures were connecting to other database servers via an IP address. I found the stored procedure below on the web and it works great.-- exec … Continue reading Search Stored Procedures for Any Text