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Why Not Use the Enterprise Library
Scott Kuhl notes an article written by Brian Noyes on using typed datasets in VS 2005 via the Dataset Designer. Now kudos to Brian for really running through all the right arguments for datasets vs. custom business objects. I am a bit of a custom object berserker and wouldn't allow the dataset to creep into my other layers. But again Brian at least provides commentary on this. Brian starts out by discussing that you can use this to create your own data access layer. My question is why wouldn't you ......

Posted On Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:23 AM

Entry Level Enterprise
I don't know if the term “Entry Level Enterprise“ has been used before. If it has I apologize to the originator and I respectfully yield credit to the individual(s) who used it before me. I will be using Entry Level Enterprise a lot. To me it is a key component of seeing IT in the US survive. It is about helping our brethren of all coding persuasions to identify, understand and utilize tools and methodologies for developing Enterprise Level solutions. Some very simple examples are Test ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:20 AM

NJ Code Camp - An Honor and a Privilege
Update: My presenations are now up on the NJ Code Camp Site. I don't really think the Power Point does the presentation justice, but it's there. Thanks to the many talented and wonderful people that attended NJ Code Camp 2005 this Saturday. This was my first time presenting at a Code Camp and the experience exceeded my every expectation. I came away with a lot of new ideas and I'm really excited to continue working with the NJ developer community. A special thanks to Rob Jackson (Microsoft), Scott ......

Posted On Sunday, October 16, 2005 6:04 PM

"For the believers, it's time to become evangelists."
”FOR THE BELIEVERS, IT'S TIME TO BECOME EVANGELISTS.” YES I DO MEAN TO HAVE CAPS LOCK ON FOR THIS POST, BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING! AN ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK'S INFORMATION WEEK “SPEAK UP FOR THE IT CAREER” REALLY HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD ABOUT THE IT PROFESSION. I NORMALLY THUMB THROUGH I.W. AND TOSS IT IN THE TRASH. BUT IN THIS CASE, THEY CAN'T BE MORE RIGHT. THERE IS AN ACCOMPANYING BLOG ON THEIR SITE FOR THIS ARTICLE. Okay, I'll calm down a little bit, but mostly because the ......

Posted On Monday, October 3, 2005 4:31 PM

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