SQL Server and SDS


Providing Multiple Solutions to a Problem

Sometimes life is like playing Whack-a-Mole: You write some code that solves a problem, and then someone comes along and makes the problem harder. Here's how to continuously integrate new solutions without having to rewrite your old solutions (much).

Tools for Data Access in Visual Studio

Whether you're building an application database or generating data access code, we've got a round-up of tools to make the job easier.

Find Out What Your Entity Framework Query Is Really Doing

You can turn on logging for your Entity Framework code with a single line. Configuring it to write to a file takes only a little bit more effort.

Looking at Entity Framework Core 1.0

There's more (and some less) in Entity Framework Core compared to Entity Framework 6, at least in version 1.0. While you can move to Entity Framework Core now, it might be too early for you.

Build Data Applications for the Universal Windows Platform Using Entity Framework and SQLite

Saving and retrieving data is a fundamental part of all but the simplest of applications. In this article, Nick walks through getting started using Entity Framework with SQLite to persist application data.

ORM-Less Data Storage with Document Databases and Marten

Document databases are a form of NoSQL database that may store all of the information for a given object in a single instance in the database.

Leverage Joins in Entity Framework To Get Just the Data You Want

Every once in a while you'll need to use the LINQ Join to get the data you want.

Logistic Regression Using R

I predict you'll find this logistic regression example with R to be helpful for gleaning useful information from common binary classification problems.

Speed Up Skip and Take in Entity Framework with Lambda Expressions

If you're using Skip and Take in LINQ to page through your data, a tweak to your syntax can cut your response time by as much as 10 percent as you page through your data.

Azure Data Lakes Tools for Visual Studio Code Now in Preview

The ability to embrace U-SQL jobs via authoring, scripting, extensibility via the VSCode environment and using C# is the key to this tooling preview.

Best Practices for Lazy Loading in Entity Framework

Sometimes you want child objects retrieved with the parent object, and sometimes you don't. What you NEVER want is to retrieve child objects accidentally. Here's Peter's advice on how to get the best performance when loading child objects.

SQL Server SP1 Gets Connected

One highlight of this roll-up release is the addition of row-level security and dynamic data masking, which were only available in the Enterprise version, are now in Standard, Express, and other versions.

What Makes SQL Server 2016 a Game-Changer

Polybase, Query Store, dynamic data masking, row-level security, and temporal data JSON support -- just some of the new features that veteran SQL Server Live! presenter Leonard Lobel covers in this exclusive Q&A with Lafe Low.

Defining Columns, Primary, and Composite Keys in Entity Framework

There are two attributes you can put on your entity class properties: one is a convenience, the other is essential, and both are required when the primary key for a table consists of two columns.

ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, EF Core 1.1 Updates In Preview

The first preview of the next incremental update to ASP.NET Core comes with a slew of new middleware components for speeding up app performance, while updates to .NET Core and Entity Framework Core come with mainly support additions.

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