Practical .NET

Updating Data with the dataContext and WCF Data Services

Peter moves on from simply retrieving data from the server using the dataContext and dataView to doing updates, deletes and inserts.

Retrieving and Displaying a Single Object with dataView and WCF

Continuing his investigation of what works and doesn't work with the AJAX library and .NET 4, Peter Vogel continues to explore how to retrieve data from the client... and discovers that it can be very easily done.

Using the dataView and dataContext: What Doesn't Work (Yet)

Peter Vogel discusses what you can't do in marrying ASP.NET server-side controls with client-side data access.

Accessing Server-Side Data from Client-Side Code in .NET 4

Peter uses the new dataView and dataContext objects from the AJAX Toolkit to create a data-driven page without server-side code.

Creating a WCF Data Service

If you want to integrate server-side Web service processing with AJAX objects in your browser, you should be considering WCF Data Services -- especially if you're working with the Entity Framework. Here's a quick introduction to the technology.

AJAX Data Strategies in .NET 4

Peter Vogel returns to creating an AJAX-enabled ASP.NET application using the latest tools out of the AJAX library and .NET 4. However, it turns out that you can't there from here... at least, not right away.

Converting from Business Objects to User Interface Objects

Peter Vogel wraps up coverage of object-oriented programming for the single-tier developer by handling the difference between the data required by users and the object used by the business layer.

Object-Oriented Updates with the ObjectDataSource

If you're going to use the ObjectDataSource in a real application, you'll need to support all of the CRUD activities. Peter Vogel extends his object model to do just that.

Object-Oriented Programming for the ASP.NET Developer

Peter Vogel continues to look at the basics of O-O development to support the ASP.NET ObjectDataSource.

Supporting the ObjectDataSource

You're considering the ObjectDataSource but you're not an object developer. Peter Vogel shows you what you need to do to move into multi-tier development.

In Defense of Single-Tier Applications

You put all of your code in the code file of your ASP.NET pages -- but other developers keep kicking sand in your face because you're not doing n-tier development. Peter's here to say that you're not (necessarily) being dumb.

MIX10: More on jQuery and ASP.NET 4

Microsoft ASP.NET Senior Program Manager Stephen Walther Talks with Peter Vogel about jQuery, AJAX and ASP.NET 4.

Routing in ASP.NET 4 (Part 2)

Peter continues his exploration of the new Routing features in ASP.NET 4 by showing how to bind control properties to both routes and the values passed in a route.

Reduce Maintenance with Routing in ASP.NET 4

You may have noticed that more and more sites have URLs that mean something rather than describing the path to the page. ASP.NET 4 makes this much easier to implement for your site and may save you from ever having to redirect users again.

Preloading Your ASP.NET Applications

If you're using the ASP.NET Cache object, then somebody is suffering when you first load the Cache. Here's how to avoid that and, potentially, save a bit of money while you're at it.