Entity Framework 6 Adding Lots of Great Features

After barely over a year after Entity Framework 5 was released, version 6 is adding a lot of new and awesome features. Here is what is being shipped: Runtime The following features work for models created with Code First or the EF Designer: Async Query and Save adds support for the task-based asynchronous patterns that were … Continue reading Entity Framework 6 Adding Lots of Great Features

ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 – Update 1

ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 introduces two new features: The DbContext API is a simplified abstraction over ObjectContext and a number of other types that were included in previous releases of the ADO.NET Entity Framework. The DbContext API surface is optimized for common tasks and coding patterns. Code First is a new development pattern for the … Continue reading ADO.NET Entity Framework 4.1 – Update 1

Desert Code Camp 2011.1

I hope everyone in Arizona is planning to attend this years Desert Code Camp on April 2nd. It’s always a great time and lots of free training! I will have a limited number of my latest book to sell "David McCarter's .NET Coding Standards" ($12) and a DVD full of conference sessions on video, slides, … Continue reading Desert Code Camp 2011.1

Wish List for Visual Studio and .NET 4+

After using .NET 4 and Visual Studio for about a year now, here is my wish list for an upcoming release: Visual Studio 2010+ Speed up loading in virtual environments like VMWare and Parallels. I've seen VS 2010 take up to 5 minutes to load in VMWare. Not acceptable! Building Projects/ Solutions The ability when … Continue reading Wish List for Visual Studio and .NET 4+