You can completely disconnect your test code from your database with Entity Framework 6 in .NET and Visual Studio. You just need a little bit of custom code for your application, along with some boilerplate code.
A critical auditing app was as down as the floor of the Grand Canyon. And each day it was down was a six-figure fine.
Also coming are reporting tools and other features.
Thinking in terms of layers or tiers really isn't much help to you. Stop doing it: The single responsibility principle and design patterns are all you really need.
The upgrade is made possible by using SQLitePCL.
Entity Framework 6 gives you a variety of ways to call stored procedures that return data and capture the results those procedures return. Here's a look at all of them.
Cloudera and MongoDB also announce the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop.
Even in a Code First environment, you can call a stored procedure from a DbContext object. But it's a lot easier if you use the visual designer.
Microsoft yesterday announced its Database as a Service cloud offering is incorporating new Standard and Basic preview service tiers, along with new performance levels.
Complex Types let you reuse structures in your database design. But unless you've been very lucky around the names in your database, you probably couldn't use Complex Types -- until Entity Framework 6, that is.
It's a situation a coder should never have to face: perpetuating bad coding practices from years ago, or just fixing the darn thing!
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Azure Intelligent Systems Service and Analytics Platform System.
Learn about SQLite database engine internals so you can simplify your code and improve the performance of your applications.
The latest version of Entity Framework makes it easier to write asynchronous code. Here's how to write that code, and more important, where you'll actually find it useful.
Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.