Subsonic simple repository and auto migrations

Rob Conery has posted a video and a blog post explaining one the cooler features of the new Subsonic 3.0 ORM product which is the Simple Repository that can also create the database schema on the fly as you drive out the domain model of your application. I think this has pretty much convinced me to use subsonic in the side project I am working on alongside GIT and Kanban.

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Entity Framework 4.0 – Supports POCOs

Not really been keeping an eye on Microsoft’s Entity Framework as I think that earlier versions didn’t really support the notion of persistence ignorance and Plain Old C# Objects. That seems to have changed in the upcoming version 4. Still not convinced that the Entity Framework is going to any better than some of the other ORM’s out there. That said I am still sore from having to work with the typed Dataset visual designer...

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MonoTouch – C# and .NET applications that run on the iPhone

How cool is this?!

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Kanban agile project management

Today at the Gym I caught up with some podcasts and listened to Hanselminutes Podcast 170 – Kanban Boards for Agile Project Management with Zen Author Nate Kohari. This approach to lean management of software projects is very interesting and differs from the SCRUM time boxed approach that I have worked with before. I have decided to give this approach a go with a side project I have been meaning to work on and have...

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Various links to some interesting articles

Build Better Data-Driven Apps With Distributed Caching A good article on MSDN on using the pre-release version of Microsoft’s Velocity distributed caching framework IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit Beta A beta toolkit installer from the IIS.NET website that could help website’s search engine optimization. Web Site Improvements Using jQuery and jQuery UI The fifth instalment of a multipart article series on ASP.NET that covers some code examples and videos about improving a site with some...

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