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.NET Entity Framework: Is It Ready for Web Prime-Time?

The .NET Entity Framework is Microsoft's new tool for object/relational mapping (ORM). While MS does have big plans for it, it does have some important limitations....

Posted On Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:50 AM

BOOK REVIEW: Don't Make Me Think, 2d Ed. by Steve Krug

Steve Krug's "Common Sense Approach to Web Usability" provides surprising and sometimes counterintuitive principles that every good website must follow. Krug preaches the importance of removing clutter in order to make the purpose and functionality of a site (or page) clear--and happily, he practices what he preaches in this remarkably lucid book. Here are some of Krug's key insights...

Posted On Tuesday, May 13, 2008 3:31 PM

How To: Encrypt and Manage Documents with SQL Server 2005

This post describes when you should use SQL Server encryption, which type of encryption key to use, and how to create the infrastructure for managing documents whose size exceeds the maximum encryption block size of 8000 bytes. It also summarizes network and operations steps you need to take to make sure your entire infrastructure is reasonably secure.

Posted On Thursday, May 8, 2008 4:13 PM

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