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Herbie Smith Dr Herbie Not dead yet.
  • Should I trust my DBMS?

    Well, the 'correct' way to do it would be to re-query the database, just in case there are advanced techniques like calculated columns or triggered updates that would not necessarily show up in your entities before being saved.

    However, that adds quite a burden to the database so you might just go with using the in-memory data in the first instance but try and structure the code in such a way that it will be easy to change to read from the database should the need arise in the future.

  • Barry's angry

    "NO! I said I am my OWN hero!"

  • Working with ADO.NET, Entity Framework, Linq to whatever ...

    I still find myself using ADO.NET Datasets -- they're disconnected from any kind of 'session' and they keep their own change-tracking so you can pass them around easily for processing and then pass back for updating in the database.  I have a library of extension methods to make them a bit easier to use and to optimise serialisation.

    The only issue is a lack of async support which I suspect is more to do with MS resources than any technical reason. Have they open sourced ADO.NET yet?



  • Barry's angry

    Don't make him angry; you wouldn't like him when he's angry.


  • So how did the Win10 install go for you?

    Well, my own installation was not smooth -- Windows Update was failing to upgrade and giving a raft of different error codes which all seemed to be about Windows Installer rather than about the Win10 update.

    Fortunately, I downloaded an ISO from MSDN and will apply that then I'm home tis evening.  Frustrating for me as a technical user, however I can imagine a non-technical user not even noticing that anything was wrong (no 'Win 10 failed to install' messages or anything unless you look in the update history) and just either giving up or waiting and assuming it wasn't released for their machine yet. Hopefully MS sort these things out fast enough that no-one will really notice.


  • So how did the Win10 install go for you?

    I got my notification email while at work, so I can't update my machine for another couple of hours.

    Let me live vicariously through your experiences in the mean time ...

  • Apologies : accidentally deleted a thread asking for more info on Universal App Dev

    Sorry, deleted the wrong thread by mistake and cannot figure out how to undelete it :S

    Anyway -- for Universal App Development, C9 has a few videos. Search "Windows 10 App Development" in the search box top right.

    If you've already done some Win8 development, then this series is advanced Win10 app development.


  • Visual Studio Code

    @elmer: It's more lightweight than VS while still giving syntax highlighting and intellisense; I tend to use Code to edit/view XML, HTML, Javascript, etc.

    Also, it's on multiple platforms (Linux and Apple).

  • Significance of 10240


    EDIT2: Don't forget VS2015 will be released today. (Not up in MSDN yet, probably need to wait until certain time in U.S. time)

    *cough* Countdown in the forum headers *cough*

  • The Radio