Sriram's WebLog Microsoft solution specialist on web platform, Columbus Ohio

Sriram's WebLog Microsoft solution specialist on web platform, Columbus Ohio
ADO.NET Entity Framework and .NET 4

A very simple step-by-step blog post on ADO.NET Entity Framework and .NET 4.

http://blogs.msdn.com/brunoterkaly/archive/2010/02/01/ado-net-entity-framework-and-net-4-visual-studio-2010-modeling-tools-writing-code-and-working-with-entities-and-viewing-data.aspx

 

 

 

Information overloading

Want to know the amount of information we are dealing  in everyday life, read on

http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2010/03/15/a-yottabyte-you-say.aspx

 

Posted: Mar 30 2010, 03:17 PM by sonyram | with no comments
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Silverlight Vs HTML 5

Very good artilce on silverlight myths.

http://www.wintellect.com/CS/blogs/jlikness/archive/2010/02/23/top-10-silverlight-myths-and-the-facts-to-bust-them.aspx

Similarly, here is another googd article on why  Why HTML 5 Won’t Kill Flash or Silverlight

 

 

 

Posted: Mar 04 2010, 08:46 AM by sonyram | with no comments
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Lazy loading in Entity framework

What is lazy loading object? As per Martin Fowler, "An object that doesn't contain all of the data you need but knows how to get it."

Here Bruno explains clearly how lazy loading works in terms of  ADO .NET entity framework 4.0

 

 

Quote of the day

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. -- C.A.R. Hoare
 

Branching and looping in a declarative web test

Ever wondered how to do the branching and looping in a web test. Until VS 2008, this is possible only by creating coded web tests and work through your logic
But with VS 2010, it comes out of the box as Chirs explains.

http://blogs.msdn.com/chrispat/archive/2010/01/10/branching-and-looping-in-a-declarative-web-test.aspx

Posted: Jan 12 2010, 10:09 AM by sonyram | with no comments |
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Visual Studio Myth busters

Nice application on various Visual Studio products with key features and myth busters.

 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-gb/ee679805.aspx

Posted: Jan 06 2010, 03:23 PM by sonyram | with no comments
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Run tests without VS IDE

 I have been working on a new build process using TFS 2008 and VS 2008 and were setting up a new build server and were researching whether I could run web tests in the build PC as part of build verification test without installing the Visual Studio test edition. Looks like it is possible with VS 2010 and all you need is VS Team Agent which is a lightweight component running on your build server.

Here is the article, clearly explaining how to go about it.
http://blogs.msdn.com/anutthara/archive/2009/12/16/running-tests-in-mstest-without-installing-the-vs-ide.aspx

Posted: Dec 30 2009, 09:17 AM by sonyram | with no comments |
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@@IDENTITY vs SCOPE_IDENTITY()

Have you ever wondered why the @@IDENTITY is not returning the "right" value occassionally when everything was working correctly earlier. Here is the reason.

@@IDENTITY and SCOPE_IDENTITY return the last identity value generated in any table in the current session. However, SCOPE_IDENTITY returns the value only within the current scope; @@IDENTITY is not limited to a specific scope.

Read on here

http://blogs.msdn.com/spike/archive/2009/10/20/my-take-on-identity-vs-scope-identity.aspx

 
Posted: Dec 28 2009, 04:48 PM by sonyram | with no comments
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How to migrate TFS 2008 build definitions to TFS 2010

List of QA on migration of TFS 2008 build definitions to TFS 2010 from Jim

http://blogs.msdn.com/jimlamb/archive/2009/11/03/upgrading-tfs-2008-build-definitions-to-tfs-2010.aspx

Posted: Dec 23 2009, 03:20 PM by sonyram | with no comments
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