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Review of Excellent Book: Linq in Action

"LINQ in Action" , published by Manning , is by far the best book available on Linq, both for those new to Linq and those already following it. The authors, Fabrice Marguerie , Steve Eichert , and Jim Wooley , have done a fabulous job of explaining Linq...
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Do .NET 2.0 SP1 Binaries Fail Without SP1?

Do .net 2.0 service pack 1 compiled binaries fail when ran on machines without that service pack? Developers automatically get force-fed .net 2.0 sp1 when we install VS 2008, which doesn't sound like it should be a big concern typically. But what about...

Great News: Only One O/RM Shipping in Orcas

I almost can't believe the great news that came from MS today. That's right, the ADO.NET Entity Framework has been delayed ! I bet most of you think I'm being sarcastic, but I am serious. I've got at least three reasons why this is good...
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Function to Load Enum-Typed Properties from Database

Here's a nice library function useful when loading enum-typed properties from your database: public static T ToEnum<T>(int typeValue) { return (T)Enum.ToObject(typeof(T), typeValue); }
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Garbage Collection Information -- Must Read for .NET Devs

Probably one of the best information sources about .net garbage collection: http://blogs.msdn.com/tess/archive/2007/04/10/net-garbage-collector-popquiz-followup.aspx .
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Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group Meeting

The Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET User Group is meeting Monday, March 5, 2007, at 6:00pm in the Microsoft offices in Alpharetta. Paul Lockwood will be talking about advanced production debugging and Eric Engler will be talking about the ASP.NET AJAX framework...
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LINQ to SQL "Real" Example App Available

The Atlanta Code Camp was today, so I finally got to give my LINQ and O/R Mapping talk that I've been preparing. I tried to have minimal slides so that I could do a deep dive into real code, but I still went a little too long. The slides look great...
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Breaking News: Future Version of .NET Framework to Run on the Mac

Breaking News: Microsoft is working on having a version of the framework that will run on the Mac! That's right -- Rory broke this story just the other day in his interview with Scott Guthrie . First, a little bit of background, which although not...
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Atlanta Code Camp 2007 Registration is Open

Registration for Atlanta Code Camp 2007 on January 20th is now open. Space is limited and fills up fast, so do NOT delay registering -- it's free. Thanks to Jim Wooley for putting this together this year. I'll be presenting a session titled "Linq...
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VS 2005 Service Pack 1 Available -- Go Get It Now

If you haven't heard it already, VS 2005 Service Pack 1 is out and can be downloaded here . It contains over 2200 bug fixes according to Scott Guthrie , as well as making Web Application Projects standard once again. Also according to Scott, the install...
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