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Is Entity Framework 4.0 ready for the real work?

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This morning, on the Developer Days 2010, I did a talk on the current state of affairs of the 4.0 version of the Entity Framework, including a rough comparison with NHibernate 2.1. Apparently this is something that’s on the mind of many people. The room was supposed to accommodate a maximum of 80...

March 30, 2010

My two days of fame at the Developer Days 2010

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Some of you who have been visiting the Dutch Developer Days 2010 in The Hague today may have noticed the flyers and banners for promoting the new online version of the .NET Magazine. Those who already know me may have noticed that it’s me on those banners.    Since the photographer spe...

March 30, 2010

The curious case of the unsolved extension methods

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As part of my effort to improve the type-safety of Fluent Assertions, I’ve been investigating the possibility to use C# extension methods all the way. Unfortunately I think I’ve ran into the limitations of C# 3.0 (and C# 4.0 since it doesn’t add anything useful for this). Essentially, I’d like to...

March 24, 2010

ALM Practices Part 5: Checklists

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What is it? An (online) list of verification tasks to sign off as part of the delivery process of a newly delivered unit of work. Usually these include things that are often forgotten, or aspects that require explicit verification. See an example of such a list here. Why would you do it? Becau...

March 23, 2010

TFS, ALM, what’s in a name?

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In response to my posts on Peer Reviews, Unit Testing & TDD, and Common Code Layout, someone noticed that all these posts were part of my Team Foundation Server Development Practices series, but not every post actually mentioned TFS. Obviously, he was right. The reason for using the TFS prefi...

March 19, 2010