This month John Papa takes a look at developing a mobile application that can access data on your application server.
MSDN Magazine January 2008
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E nterprise applications can have a wide variety of data update requirements. Sometimes you need to save multiple rows of changes at once within a single transaction. Other times, the user must be allowed to enter multiple rows of data, send them to the database in a batch; and if a row or two fails, only the rows that succeeded should be committed and remain committed.
MSDN Magazine October 2005
Last month I explored the foundation of the Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block (DAAB) including how it all fits into an architecture (see Data Points: The Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block, Part 1).
MSDN Magazine August 2005
A solid data access later (DAL) can benefit an application by hiding redundant tasks, helping handle exceptions more gracefully, helping clean up resources more efficiently, and providing a layer of abstraction from the database.
MSDN Magazine July 2005
MSDN Magazine June 2001
I was rummaging the internet learning aspx and came across the concept of: Microsoft Application Block for Data Access in .NET
It seems great of course. The articles are all early 2003-5 such as
So the question is - is this tech still relevant and should I be using it?
Julie Lerman shows database administrators how to limit access to databases from the Entity Framework by allowing it to work only with views and stored procedures instead of tables-without impacting application code or alienating developers.
MSDN Magazine August 2010
SharePoint 2010 introduces a number of new ways to access business data and present it to the user. We'll show you several options that range from no-code solutions to fully integrated Office add-ins.
Donovan Follette , Paul Stubbs
MSDN Magazine July 2010
Let go of your traditional relational database thinking if you want to understand how Windows Azure Table storage works, says Julie Lerman. Luckily for you, she's done the hard work to grasp the new concepts and help you get up to speed.
LINQ's ability to project randomly shaped data into anonymous types can be a blessing and a source of frustration, says Julie Lerman. It's great when you just need to grab a special view of your data, but it can be problematic in certain circumstances. She explains what the limitations are and how to get around them.
MSDN Magazine May 2010
Did you know that by precompiling LINQ queries you might actually be degrading your app's performance if you're not careful? Julie Lerman explains how to ensure you're not re-precompiling queries each time and losing the expected performance benefits across post-backs, short-lived service operations and other code where critical instances are going out of scope.
MSDN Magazine March 2010
Building an NHibernate-based desktop application isn't any harder than building a web application, and in many cases NHibernate simplifies elements of session handling and concurrency.
MSDN Magazine December 2009
In this month's column, John Papa shows you how the DataForm control works and how it can be customized.ÃÂ He presents in detail a sample application that uses several features to bind, navigate, edit and validate data using the DataForm.
MSDN Magazine October 2009
In this month's column, the author shows how binary encoding works, the effect it has on an application's performance, and how it behaves by demonstrating it in action.
MSDN Magazine August 2009