Tag Archives: microsoft

Binding Entity Framework Navigation Properties

I’ve been playing around with Entity Framework since the release of .NET 4 and come across a few strange behaviors.  One of the most troublesome has been when attempting to bind a related entity to a column in an ASP.NET GridView control.  In the book Pro Entity Framework 4.0, the author suggestions handling the GridView’s...… read more

Does F# Break a Fundamental Principal of .NET?

I recently read an (old) news brief in InformationWeek (September 14, 2009) about a group at Grange using the F# programming language.  For those unfamiliar with it, F# is a relatively new programming language developed by Microsoft Research to target the .NET platform.  It is a functional language that is a variant of the ML...… read more

A Commercial Temporal RDBMS

The current database technology that most businesses rely upon today is beginning to show its age as new types of transactional applications are required.  The design and formalization of a relational database management system (RDBMS) during the 1970s is widely credited to E. F. Codd, and is based on the relational model.  This model is...… read more