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Jun 0
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Book Review: Entity Framework 4.1: Expert’s Cookbook

I recently read through a new book covering the Entity Framework version 4.1 called Entity Framework 4.1: Expert’s Cookbook by my friend Tim Rayburn and Devlin Liles. The book is more of a guide through EF and expects the reader to have some knowledge of EF to begin. Having quite a bit of EF knowledge […]

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May 0
May 0

The Great Ecosystem of the Open Data Protocol (OData)

I have done much blogging around the implementation and use of OData in solutions but this post I wanted to write about the rich ecosystem that has risen over the last few year around this protocol and technology. I will list out the current companies and technologies that have embraced and fostered the OData protocol […]

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Dec 0
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31 Days Of OData – Day 5 Addressing Entities In OData

Before we can learn about Addressing Entities in OData, we have to lay the ground work for all OData commanding including queries. We will first detail and demonstrate the Uniform Resource Identifier or URI and then look at a URI for OData. What is a URI? An URI is a string that is used to […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

31 Days of OData – Day 4 Metadata in OData

Let’s go back 15 years ago when I started professionally developing software and using relational databases. The relational database was a great tool to deal with data. No more did we have to use flat files to store our data with tools named Paradox, dBase and other such data management systems. We now had more […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

31 Days of OData – Day 3 OData Entity Data Model

From Day 2 of the series, we looked at data types that are present in the OData protocol. These data types allow for the richness of the data experience. Next we will look at taking these data types and crafting the entities that make up the OData feed. An OData feed is very much like […]

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