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View and Stored Procedure Mappings with the Entity Framework

by Ira Endres

In this article we cover database views and stored procedure mappings using the Entity Framework 6 for .NET Standard and the differences between direct table access and view and stored procedure mapping.

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Overview of SQL Server Data Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio

by Ira Endres

The SQL Server Data Tools platform for Microsoft Visual Studio is hands-down one of the most powerful platforms for developing Microsoft SQL Server solutions. We will review some of the key features of the SQL Server Data Tools platform including schema comparison and database publishing features.



Leveraging Configuration Transformations in Microsoft Visual Studio

by Ira Endres

Microsoft Visual Studio provides developers two default build configurations, Debug and Release, which in this article we will demonstrate two common uses for the different configurations as well as show you how to create even more build configurations for your projects.



A Quick Look at GROWS Software Development Methodology

by Ira Endres

A quick look at Andy Hunt's new software development methodology and what it could mean for the software development industry.



Programmatic Connection Strings in Entity Framework 6

by Ira Endres

In this article, we will focus on the steps necessary to create an Entity Framework database context with a custom Connection String from it's parts in a database-sharding scenario.



Raspberry Pi 2 - The Most Powerful Pi Yet

by Ira Endres

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, and it's immediate sellout, many internet communities ranging from maker projects, embedded applications, and home automation gurus have been talking about the Raspberry Pi 2.

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