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LightSpeed – A Commercial ORM For .NET

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 06, 2012

LightSpeed is a commercial ORM for .NET that boasts of several features such as Entity Serialization, a robust VS designer, built-in LINQ support, support for DTOs and more. We got in touch with John-Daniel Trask, co-founder of Mindscape (LightSpeed’s maker) to speak more about the product and ORMs in general.


.NET Framework Support for Cloud Foundry Through Open Source Contribution From Tier 3

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 13, 2011 5

Cloud service provider Tier 3 has released Iron Foundry, a .NET-friendly fork of VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service. Iron Foundry gives the sizeable number of .NET developers an open source alternative to Windows Azure and lets them participate in the increasingly popular Cloud Foundry ecosystem.


WCF Data Services October CTP Updates OData Libraries, Adds Spatial Data Types

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 28, 2011

Microsoft has released the WCF Data Services October CTP, which targets .NET 4 and Silverlight 4. This update includes new libraries for OData version 3, and adds support for spatial data.


ORM Profiler Analyzes Data Access Performance

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 14, 2011

Solutions Design has released ORM Profiler, a tool meant to help improve data access layer performance. It tracks and logs ADO.NET calls so that developers can analyze their data access and discover potential problems.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM As Development Platform

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 23, 2011

The Dynamics CRM SDK, which allows Dynamics CRM to be customized using .NET framework, opens the entire object model to developers to build solutions against. It does this using reusable application services and a multi-tenant architecture and allows to build multiple Line-Of-Business xRM applications on a single platform.


WCF Data Services June CTP: LINQ Improvements and Properties on Derived Types

by Jenni Konrad Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 08, 2011

The WCF Data Services June 2011 CTP for .NET 4 and Silverlight 4 includes Any/All operators for LINQ, support for properties on derived types, and an OData serializer/deserializer.


Entity Framework June CTP Gets Enum, Spatial Data-Types, Better VS Tooling

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 04, 2011

Entity Framework June 2011 CTP comes with several features like support for Enum data-type, two new spatial data-types for Geography and Geometry, automatically compiled and cached LINQ queries, and more. There are also several Visual Studio improvements like multiple diagrams for an EF Model and batch import of Stored Procedures.


Prism 4 Final Released

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 01, 2010

Karl Shifflett released the final release of Prism 4 to MSDN on November 12. Simultaneously, Karl also published the first installment of a series of multimedia training that is consumed within Visual Studio 2010 called, In the Box.


Microsoft Answers “Top 10 Questions on Data”

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 07, 2010 9

Microsoft has answered what they call “Top Ten Questions on Data”, explaining what has happened or it is going to happen to Oslo, ADO.NET Data Services, WCF, LINQ to SQL, T-SQL and other technologies.


LLBLGen Pro 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Persistence Frameworks

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 16, 2010 1

LLBLGen Pro is an ORM tool which supports multiple persistence frameworks: LLBLGen Pro Runtime, Entity Framework, NHibernate and LINQ to SQL. Other new features are: support for .NET 4.0, model-first or database-first development mode, model view, project validation.


Extensible Caching Added to .NET 4.0

by Jonathan Allen Follow 138 Followers on  May 12, 2010 2

Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices caching framework has been promoted to a part of the core .NET Framework. This framework provides a basic in-memory cache with trigger-based cache invalidation and a common wrapper for more advanced caching frameworks to share.


The Complete List of Migration Issues Upgrading to .NET 4.0

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 29, 2010

Microsoft has published a complete list of issues migrating from .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to .NET 4.0. The list contains changes in 6 domains: Core, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, WCF, WPF, and XML.


IronRuby 1.0 Released

by Werner Schuster Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 13, 2010 4

IronRuby 1.0 is now available. The release is compatible with Ruby 1.8.6 and runs Rails 2.3.x. The next 1.x releases of IronRuby will target Ruby 1.9.


Obsolete Features in .NET 4

by Jonathan Allen Follow 138 Followers on  Mar 09, 2010 3

With the introduction of a new CLR and Base Class Library, Microsoft has taken this opportunity to do some house cleaning. Though not much has been actually removed, we do see even longer lists of obsolete types and members. Probably the most notable is the removal of the Mobile support for ASP.NET WebForms.


New Features in .NET 4: Charts, SEO, and Extensible Output Cache

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2010

The upcoming version 4.0 release of the .NET Framework comes with many new improvements, some of which have been covered previously on InfoQ. This article explores three more new features which are arriving with .NET 4.0: Chart Controls, SEO support and Extensible Output Cache in ASP.NET 4.

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