Blog: September 2012
ObjectContext's SavingChanges event lets you validate or change data before Entity Framework sends it to the database.
There was a time when computer programming was considered something that only "geeks" did. Anyone who spent all of his or her time in front of a computer clearly had no social life.
Since growing up in Seattle I have always been a big proponent of Microsoft. One of the key characteristics of Microsoft's software that kept me loyal was that they always gave me enough rope to hang myself with.
As good and useful as a model generated using database-first design can be-it is highly dependent on the quality of the underlying database design.
Microsoft's .NET interpreted languages are some of the easiest to learn and some of the easiest to use to develop fully functional software applications.
By Ken Getz
One "change for change's sake" popped up this morning: I installed iOS 6 on my iPad and iPhone, and tried out the new Maps app.
Querying data is a useful benefit of using Entity Framework, but you'll often need to create, modify, and delete entity data as well.
By Ken Getz
Before Windows 8 apps came along, I spent a lot of time writing courseware for both VB and C#, and converting between the two was relatively easy--I got it down to a science.
This tool lets you interactively query databases using LINQ expressions you build in its own development environment.
Reading a textbook or attempting to complete a workbook on your own is not always as useful. This is especially true with learning new computer-related skills.
Microsoft has always had a knack of constantly branding, and then rebranding; shifting focus, and then rolling it back.
The Entity Data Model designer in Visual Studio displays a graphical view only of the conceptual model, which Entity Framework uses to provide entity data objects to an application.
Entity Framework's Entity Data Model is the key link between the entity data objects in your application and the backend data store where data resides.
Visual C# is similar to Visual Basic, but it has some special features not found in Visual Basic.
As mentioned in one of my previous blogs, there are four learning styles that we cover in our online courses.
ADO.NET has long provided a variety of generic data objects you can use to access data in a variety of data stores.