Demystifying The Code

Entity Framework Modeling: Table Splitting

I have released a new post in the Entity Framework series at deveducate.com.  The post illustrates how to take advantage of Table Splitting in Entity Framework 4.

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Patterns-Based Silverlight Development Blog / Screencast Series Index

I am in the midst of putting together a blog / screencast series illustrating developing Silverlight 3 application, taking advantage of various design patterns.  Some of the patterns we will cover are the Repository, the Pipeline, the Service Agent and Model View ViewModel.  I will be building a Sample HelpDesk Application along the way (see below).

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Azure Application Part 1: Setup and running “Hello World”

This is part 1 in this series where I am building an Azure shopping cart application from the ground up.  In this post, I will illustrate how to setup your development environment, setup your Azure Services Developer Portal, including the process of requesting a token.  I will then build out a simple hello world example, run it in the development fabric, debug it and finally publish it to the cloud.  If you are already familiar with these topics and are already set up, please feel free to go directly to part II (if it is published).

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Building An Azure Application From The Ground Up

I have decided to start a multi-part blog/screencast series on developing an Azure application from the ground up.  There are 2 approaches one can take here: 1) Write the completed application first and then break it down into consumable pieces, with each piece becoming a blog post and/or screencast or 2) Write the application as you go along.  I am going to use a hybrid approach.  I have started an application, but will be adding and changing pieces as I move along.  Part of my reasoning is that, at the time of writing this post, not all of the Azure services are available, the most interesting of which is the new implementation of SDS (See Nigel Ellis’ MIX Session for more information).

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Azure Table Storage, the REST and ADO.NET Data Services Story

Azure Table Storage is exposed via ADO.NET Data Services.  What the heck does that mean?  In this post, I will do my best to answer that question.  I will start with a brief overview of REST, the architectural style underlying ADO.NET Data Services.  As part of that topic, I will illustrate all we are doing when accessing Table Storage is issuing REST calls.  I will then discuss the role ADO.NET Data Services plays, as well as the role of the StorageClient sample application.

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REST in WCF Blog Series Index

As some of you know, I am in the midst of a blog series on REST in WCF.  Further, I have been hard at work on a series of screencasts on the same subject (in conjunction with Ron Jacobs).  My colleague Tim Heuer relayed to me that I didn’t have a single post that we can point a person to that provides links to all of the posts and screencasts.  I will keep this post updated with all of the info:

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Demystifying The Code