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Why OData Matters (IMHO)
Earlier this week I was in the MIX10 crowd as Douglas Purdy announced the Open Data Protocol (it was a great presentation - summarized here ). I want to share with you why I think OData could be a very big deal…But before we go there...let's start with...
How ADO.NET Data Services came to be (formerly known as Project Astoria)
Pablo Castro has recounted some of his timelined memories about how "Project Astoria" evolved from a lunch time conversation to bits in .NET 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1 now known as ADO.NET Data Services Framework ). Nice write up. Three memories...
Astoria at MIX08 (REST in Vegas)
As much as I'd love to make it to MIX08 this week, time will not allow me...But if I were, then I'd be going to the following three sessions related to the Project Formerly Known as Astoria : Wed, March 5th - RESTful Data Services with the ADO.NET Data...
ADO.NET Entity Framework video- 1 year later
Some old Data Programmability teammates of mine, Britt Johnston, Pablo Castro and Mike Pizzo (well, Mike's not that old), are interviewed by Charles Torre in this Channel 9 video to discuss their progress, challenges and customer feedback in the last...
Dr. Peter Chen - the ER Model and ADO.NET Entity Framework - Podcast
A couple of weeks ago Dr Peter Chen , inventor of the Entity-Relationship model (ER model), visited the Microsoft Campus to provide a lecture sharing his thoughts on the ADO.NET Entity Framework . As we were planning his visit, he was very keen to make...
A Short History of the Evolution of Microsoft Data Access APIs
Earlier this year I read Joel Spolsky's 'Joel on Software' . It's a collection of his blog posts bundled up into a real-world book on topics ranging from tips on code development, to advice on managing programmers, to strategies on running...
Live Search OPML Generator
Andy Edmonds has posted about the all new Live Search OPML Generator ... " What does it do? : This app runs your query against the Live Search API with the feed: syntax , returning RSS feeds, and assembles an OPML file. You'll get the chance...
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Astrophysicist-turned-Programming-Language-Designer
In my first week with the Data Programmability team, my new manager suggested I set up a bunch of introductory meetings with some of the team members. One of the very first of these meetings was with Software Architect Brian Beckman . I spent an hour...
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