Musings of Geekdom by Eric Newton

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July 2007 Entries

Edit and Continue annoyance
So now I'm faced with a change that I realize can't be applied... but I really don't want to restart! Reasons are that to get to this point, I had to step through a lot of code line by line, and I needed to make one slight adjustment... and I want to save that adjustment, but continue debugging. I'm surprised many others haven't been annoyed by this... Register your view on this feedback item: ......

Posted On Monday, July 30, 2007 12:37 PM | Comments (2) |

Can't wait for VSOrcas Beta 2.

Counting the days (til when??) that I will be able to get my hands on the new Beta 2 bits of VS Orcas.

I look forward to actually being able to use LINQ, the split view for ASP.Net designing, and a few other things...  Initializers, lambda's, etc.

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:46 PM | Comments (0) |

CodeSmith NHibernate templates

...Are spitting out invalid markup...  For instance, nhibernate's schema has moved to a version 2.2. whereas CodeSmith's NHibernate templates are still spitting out 2.0...

Anybody worked with them?

Posted On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 2:44 PM | Comments (2) |

LINQ's role in the Data Access layer.
After reading this post about LINQ, I think a few people are missing the point of LINQ... LINQ *replaces* any "Data Access layers" that have been created. When you build methods in your data access layer, like "GetCustomersByCity," you're actually creating a wierd separation between the data and business layers. In a sense, you're defining business logic in your data layer. The important thing to remember, is that your business layer RELIES on the data layer to retrieve and persist entities so the ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:42 AM | Comments (3) |

ScottGu and LINQ in VS "Orcas" B2
ScottGu has been busy writing some articles about some of the new features contained in the new Beta 2 bits of Visual Studio "Orcas": - Part 1: Introduction to LINQ to SQL - Part 2: Defining our Data Model Classes - Part 3: Querying our Database - Part 4: Updating our Database - Part 5: Binding UI using the ASP:LinqDataSource control So far, its an interesting read... In particular I like the idea of the <asp:LinqDataSource> control, but I'm not so sure the implementation was correct... At ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 9:42 AM | Comments (0) |

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