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June 2007 - Posts

ASP.NET Podcast Show #95 - Jim Wooley on LINQ Part I (video and audio)


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In the past, working with data has required learning a number of different API sets for each kind of data you needed to access. Relational data requires ADO. XML uses Xpath, XQuery and the XML Dom. Objects require you to write your own manipulation code. In this video, Jim Wooley (MVP in VB) introduces the Language INtegrated Query (LINQ) project and demonstrates how to leverage it to use a single API to work against objects or relational data. In it, we explore extending an existing web site to add the ability to load a set of web links from a database and display them using ASP.Net with Visual Studio code name "Orcas". He starts with a standard object collection populated by a DataReader and demonstrates how to eliminate the plumbing code using LINQ and LINQ to SQL.

Originally recorded on 3/21. Link to the Beta 1 download page:
This video is part 1 of 3 recorded at the Atlanta Visual Basic Study Group ( If it stops abruptly, it is because we didn't realize pressing F10 to step through code in a VPC would cause our recording tool to stop. The code samples and slides are available at Jim can be contacted via his web site at or at the site for his upcoming LINQ book at


Windows Server 2008 - June CTP

New bits.  Get them while they are hot.


Posted: Jun 28 2007, 01:48 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Major version increment - Get it while its hot

In honor of the new version of me that has been released, we have incremented my major version number today.  No longer am I 3x.  On this day, we are releasing the new and improved Wally 4x.  Yes, thats right, get it while its hot.  Wally 40 is now available today.  Get it while its hot.  Everybody wants More Wally.













If you haven't figured it out yet, today is my birthday. 

Posted: Jun 24 2007, 12:01 AM by Wallym | with 6 comment(s)
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August 14, 2007 - Huntsville - North Alabama talk on .NET Orcas
I'll be at the HUNTUG meeting on August 14th, 2007 to talk about .NET Orcas and some of the things coming down the pipe in the next version of .NET.
devLink Session is posted

My session from last fall's devLink in Nashville is posted.  One thing to note is that this talk is from the CTP bits from last summer, so this session is a little bit dated, but I think the overall points are still valid.  Enjoy.

Posted: Jun 18 2007, 03:00 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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Sql Server 2008 Forums on MSDN



Posted: Jun 06 2007, 05:17 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Win an XBox @ Web Experience Events

My buddy, Kirk Evans, is promoting the Web Experience events.  Check out for more details on how you can win an XBox.

Posted: Jun 05 2007, 01:45 PM by Wallym | with no comments
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Sql Server 2008 June CTP is now available

Hmm, it all sounds so yummie.........

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Oracle Beta tools for .NET

Sweet, looks like a new set of tools for working with Oracle in .NET.  Too bad its beta.

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