Peter Vogel explains why adding associations to Entity Framework navigations helps you avoid using Joins.
If you start "thinking in LINQ" you'll get more done with less code, and what you write will be simpler than using SQL.
SQL Azure has become a major pillar in Microsoft's cloud-based strategy.
- By Andrew J. Brust
Build a Web site using MVC 3 and the Razor View Engine.
High-transaction environments can use distributed caching to boost performance without major code changes.
Not all business operations finish in seconds. Using Windows Communication Foundation you can still create -- as a single project -- an application that supports business services that take hours (or days or weeks or months) to complete.
For years, nobody cared that the legacy image-syncing application consumed as much bandwidth and processing time as it did.
Microsoft this week released updates for both the current and upcoming versions of SQL Server.
Peter Vogel answers reader questions, including extending custom sections in the config file, using CreateQuery and ESQL in the Entity Framework, and reading lambda expressions.
If you're considering a move into the world of LINQ and Entity Framework, you have to consider the possibility that LINQ and Entity Framework won't let you issue some bizarrely complicated SQL statement. Don't worry -- should that ever happen, you have options.
Code First is a new development approach in the Entity Framework 4.1 stack that can simplify the understanding and maintenance of your domain model.
Faster performance in business applications comes down to reducing the "critical two" -- disk I/O and trips to the server. Doing that means doing a lot of things right, starting with your database design -- and tweaking your ADO.NET code helps, too.
Benjamin Day's exploration of leveraging the ViewModel in Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 development ("6 MVVM Tips") generated plenty of feedback.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
The relational model and SQL dominate today's database landscape, but NoSQL is gaining adherents in the era of "big data." But Roger Jennings says SQL and NoSQL may not be as exclusive as many developers think.
- By Roger Jennings
In part 2 of a series, On VB columnist Joe Kunk provides a Visual Basic program to generate a SQL script that clears all the data from a SQL Server database.