Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 6

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Time to finish up the series on simplifying data access using ADO.NET. We have simplified everything around ADO.NET except for actually retrieving the results. This is probably the most complicated part of ADO.NET given the need for cleaning up the reader, enumerating the results and reading the actual data. We can simplify all this logic… Continue reading Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 6

Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 5

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This is a continuation of the series on simplifying data access using ADO.NET.  We have a little cleanup to do around parameters before finishing up the series. Generic Parameters In the last article we defined the DataParameter class to represent a (database agnostic) parameter and value. At the time we used object for the type… Continue reading Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 5

Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 4

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This is a continuation of a series on simplifying the use of ADO.NET. In the last article we added the ability to cleanly separate query definition from the underlying data provider. But we left out parameters which are generally critical (and specific) to ADO.NET providers. In this article we will add support for parameters and… Continue reading Simplifying ADO.NET Data Access, Part 4

Visual Studio 2015 Preview–Package Manager

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One of the changes coming with VS 2015 is how NuGet packages are managed. In VS2013 you got something like this when managing packages for a solution. This UI provides some useful information. What packages are installed and in which projects What packages have updates What packages are available In VS2015 you get a completely… Continue reading Visual Studio 2015 Preview–Package Manager