ASP.NET MVC Request Lifecycle

March 20, 2008 at 12:40 am (aspnetmvc, Microsoft)

Stepehn Walther has a great in depth blog post on the lifecycle of an ASP.NET MVC request. You will need to dedicate several minutes to reading this in-depth, but it certainly is worth it.


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January 2008 release of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer

January 21, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Free, Microsoft, SQL, Utilities)

Microsoft has released a new version of the SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer tool. The tool is from a Database Administrator’s (DBA) perspective and not from an architect nor developer’s perspective.

Check it out here:

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Debugging .NET Framework Source Code Available!

January 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm (ASP.NET, Microsoft)

Great news! As promised, the .NET Framework source code in Visual Studio 2008 is now available for debugging. Detail instructions and FAQ is available on Shawn Burke’s blog here.

Note, for users of 64bit edition, there is an extra manually step to do in the QFE fix.

The assemblies available for source viewing are:

  • Mscorlib.DLL
  • System.DLL
  • System.Data.DLL
  • System.Drawing.DLL
  • System.Web.DLL
  • System.Web.Extensions.DLL
  • System.Windows.Forms.DLL
  • System.XML.DLL
  • WPF (UIAutomation*.dll, System.Windows.DLL, System.Printing.DLL, System.Speech.DLL, WindowsBase.DLL, WindowsFormsIntegration.DLL, Presentation*.dll, some others)
  • Microsoft.VisualBasic.DLL

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Entity Framework FAQ

January 16, 2008 at 2:32 am (LINQ, Microsoft, SQL)

With LINQ become more predominate every day, eventually some important will be asked as developers need to adopt new and different ways of accessing data repositories.

I recently came across a great (and detailed) FAQ that is sure to answer most questions.

I certainly answered my question, but not with the answer I was hoping for :(. Automatic mapping between Enums and a column in a table is not supported.

I hope they rethink this as that kind of simplicity is what increases adoption of new technologies. It’s  one the things that convinced me to start using NHibernate. Even LINQ to SQL supports automatic enum mapping.

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