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    2011 Brings More Free Database Providers for Telerik’s OpenAccess ORM

    Technorati Tags: Telerik,OpenAccess,ORM OpenAccess, Telerik’s Object Relational Mapper (ORM) recently added many more databases that are supported in the free version! The Free Edition now supports: Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008 Microsoft SQL Server Express 2005/2008 Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 MySQL 5.x Firebird Server 2.x Oracle Database 10g  Express Edition SQLLite PostgreSQL 8.4+ In a nutshell, all version of SQL Server except for SQL Azure. OpenAccess Free Edition provides powerful features that can really move you forward in your project.  Data Access code is like plumbing. Everyone needs it, but does being a plumber give you an advantage over your competitors?  Let Telerik...
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    Another Great CodeStock

    Last week marked another great CodeStock, a two day developer conference in Knoxville, TN.  The organizer, Michael Neel, does a great job of juggling the speakers, schedule, and venue, and the show continues to get better and better! Telerik was once again one of the core sponsors of the conference, as we continue our wide and deep support of the developer community.  I also gave for presentations: Test Driven Development for T-SQL Windows Presentation Foundation for Developers Implementing M-V-VM in WPF (Have you tried our WPF Controls?) Test The Hard Stuff With JustMock  All of the code can be found on my blog’s...
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    User Group Support for May 22-25–Even through a Tornado

    It’s been another busy week supporting the community!  On Tuesday, I gave two presentations.  One over lunch for the Cincinnati Financial Corporation Internal .NET Users Group on “Implementing MVVM for Windows Presentation Foundation” and in the evening spoke for my home user group, the Cincinnati .NET Users Group (CINNUG) on “Test Driving ASP.NET”.  On Wednesday, I drove up to the Dayton .NET Developers’ Group to give my “Deliver Cleaner Code with LINQ to Objects” talk, and had to take a 30 minute intermission due to a tornado warning!  Not to be stopped, we actually had a great open spaces style discussion while...
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    Another Successful Richmond Code Camp

    The organizers of the Richmond Code Camp rang in another successful event.  Telerik was a sponsor of the event, and the .NET Ninja shirts and Ninja heads were flying all around!  I was also a speaker at the event, delivering two successful talks that both received great feedback. The two talks that gave were “Lessons Learned: Being Agile in a Waterfall Sandbox” and “Delivering Cleaner Code with LINQ to Objects”.  Both sessions had great interaction from the audience, and quite a few hallway conversations to boot.  if you are interested in the content, you can download the slides and the code samples...
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    Tech-Ed Is A Wrap, and it was Awesome

    TechEd 2011 was another great event.  We had a lot of traffic at the Telerik booth, giving away a huge amount of T-Shirts and Ninja head stress balls, showed a ton of demos of our software, and had great conversations with not only customers but people discerning what to buy. I was also busy working the “Ask the Architect” booth in the Microsoft Technical Learning Center, and I gave two Birds of a Feather sessions, and both were a great success. Agile Development: Can it Work For Everyone This session I gave in conjunction with Mario Cardinal, another thought leader in the agile space. ...