AutoMapper is an awesome open source library that allows automatic object-to-object mapping.  There are various getting-started blog posts and articles on the web that will get you started with AutoMapper.  I was recently challenged with a particular situation using AutoMapper that wasn’t immediately clear and took me a little investigating and some trial and error work. My… Read More


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