Good2Read: N-Tier Application Patterns

Sometimes when faced with several options to consider it is not a matter of deciding which way to go but rather which way not to go. Daniel Simmons has an article on this month’s issue of MSDN Magazine that discusses what anti-patterns to avoid in the design of n-tier applications. N-Tier Application Patterns

Good2Read: The ADO Entity Framework

I recently started playing with the ADO Entity Framework. In a nutshell, the EF creates a model representation of all your data (tables) and turning it into classes (objects). So your Employee table with columns like FirstName, LastName etc, is turned into an Employee class with properties such as FirstName, LastName, etc. Though there is […]

Good2Read: ASP.NET WebForms vs MVC

Dino Esposito, and if you don’t know who he is you need to read more, has an excellent article on the July issue of the MSDN Magazine where he compares WebForms and ASP.NET MVC. If you haven’t taken the plunge into the MVC pool, below are some pros and cons of both WebForms and ASP.NET […]

Skills2Know: The Views folder Web.config file

The Views Web.config allows you to set the defaultLanguage, masterPageFile and pageBaseType attributes all within the config file globally so that you don’t have to have it listed within each view.  So your web config would have the following… <configuration> <system.web> <compilation defaultLanguage=”C#” /> <pages masterPageFile=”~/Views/Shared/Site.master” pageBaseType=”System.Web.Mvc.ViewPage” userControlBaseType=”System.Web.Mvc.ViewUserControl”> </pages> </system.web> </configuration> And you won’t have […]