Ward Bell is Vice President of Technology at IdeaBlade where he is responsible for the product direction of the DevForce .NET application framework, a product targeting smart client development. That product extends the ADO.NET Entity Framework with n-tier, client caching, and Silverlight support. Ward spent much of the last 30 years programming line-of-business applications for numerous companies including several of the Fortune 100. He is a Solutions Architect MVP. His blog is Never In Doubt.