ADO.NET Entity Framework means many things to many people.  At it’s core, however, it allows for Object Relational Mapping (ORM) by providing a layer of abstraction between relational databases and Object Oriented domain objects. The first version of Entity Framework was introduced with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 SP1.  While the intention… Read More


Last night I was at Dallas .NET User Group meeting where Tony Sneed of DevelopMentor made a presentation on WCF RIA Services called “Turbocharge Silverlight Development with WCF RIA Services“. I had read about this new technology before, but never had the time to play with it. The presentation turned out to be pretty cool.… Read More


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently granted Microsoft a patent on a “personalized version” of the sudo command with GUI. Sudo is a command that has been in use since 1980’s or even before by Unix and other operating systems to allow running other commands with elevated privileges. For one, why would Microsoft try… Read More