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    Using Telerik’s new LINQ implementation with WCF RIA Services Part II: Query Methods

    In my last blog post, I showed how Telerik’s new LINQ implementation works with WCF RIA Services. In that post I built a Domain Model from the Northwind database as well as a RIA Services Domain Service. I then showed the drag and drop features of RIA Services and created a simple Silverlight application with no code. Today we are going to take that example one step further by creating some custom server side Query Methods. A query method is just a facility to query a data source. In RIA Services, you define a query method explicitly so it can be used on the client. This is pretty straight forward...
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    Using Telerik’s new LINQ implementation with WCF RIA Services: Part I

    With the Q1 release of Telerik OpenAccess ORM, Telerik released a brand new LINQ Implementation and supporting Visual Entity Designer. With the upcoming Q2 release next month, we will introduce full WCF RIA Services support. If you want to get started now you can wire up the services yourself pretty easily. Let’s take a look at how to get your feet wet with RIA Services and Telerik’s LINQ implementation. Before you get started, you will need a few things installed: Visual Studio 2010 Silverlight 4 WCF RIA Services for Visual Studio 2010 Northwind sample database Telerik OpenAccess ORM Q1 Service Pack 1 or higher Getting Started: The Easy Stuff Let’s create a new Silverlight...
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    Telerik Wins Best of TechEd!

    Telerik won the “Best of TechEd” award in the “Best Components and Middleware” category last night at TechEd in New Orleans, LA. Our premium collection was judged as the most innovative and best value over all the other vendors. All 200+ of the Telerik employees around the world feel honored and those of us here of course took time to celebrate on Bourbon street. Now we’re back to work and hope to live up to our customers high expectations. (If you are still at TechEd, swing by the booth and take a look at the award, we are here until 3pm today when the Expo closes.) Thanks again to...
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    Using Telerik’s new LINQ Implementation Part I: Automatic Styles

    Last week Telerik released a service pack for OpenAccess Q1. The service pack fixes a few issues with Telerik’s new LINQ implementation working under Visual Studio 2010. In addition, the service pack shipped the Data Services Wizard; the Data Service Wizard is no longer a separate install. You can use the Data Service Wizard with traditional OpenAccess classes or the new LINQ implementation. Today I will show show you a new feature of the wizard: automatically creating a styled Silverlight application from your domain model. Future blog posts will show how to use RIA Services as well as SQL Azure. To get started open up Visual Studio 2010 and create...
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    Agile and OData at TechEd North America 2010

    Looking forward to heading to New Orleans this weekend and doing an all day Agile pre-con on Sunday with Joel Semeniuk. There is still space to sign up, here is the info to look for: PRC07 | The Agile Methodology Demystified: Implementing Agile in Your Organization Track: Development Practices Wednesday afternoon I will also be presenting a breakout session on OData:. Below is the official write-up, however, I will be showing first how to build an OData service (first via Astoria or *.Data Services, and then with other methods such as SQL Azure, etc) and then how to consume the service via several different technologies including ASP.NET, Silverlight,...