Yearly Archives: 2013




Hi All, The holiday season is upon us yet again.  Typically this is a slow period, while people escape the office for the respite offered over the Christmas/New Year period. It’s been a long year for me, and the holiday season is no different.  I’m off on leave for around […]

Happy Holidays 2013



The following statement was issued by ISOC: Internet Society Expresses Concern over Impact of IntellectualProperty Rights Provisions in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement(TPP) Draft 18 November 2013 The Internet Society is concerned that the global Internet may be harmed if countries adopt Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) provisions contained in the recently leaked […]

Internet Society statement regarding the TPP



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Introduction Last week I gave an internal presentation to my fellow consultants at CGI on the principals of data modelling/data architecture, modelling within Visual Studio 2013 and a history of the (ADO.NET) Entity Framework. I’ve attached the slide deck to this article, and also in my presentations page. Data Modelling […]

Data Modelling and the Entity Framework




Introduction Hi all.  I’ve been working with the old ASP.NET Dynamic Data website templates, as I wanted a quick and easy to use web UI for managing the data at http://rs-photography.org. As the site is (obviously) image-centric, I wanted to make some modifications to the out-of-the-box Dynamic Data project to […]

Using the Dynamic Data Database Embedded Image Field Template








Introduction When we left off in Part 1, we had edited the T4 template which generates Entity Framework POCO entities and had it add appropriate attributes to assist in data validation checks. The next step is to show you how we can make use of these annotations. Note: the data […]

Entity Validation and the Entity Framework – Part 2


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Introduction The next logical step in my journey across the Entity Framework v6 RC1 after having established a fairly robust data access approach was to imbue my solution with some more “smarts” when it came to entity validation. Out-of-the-box Entity Framework POCO entities are exactly as advertised – plain old […]

Entity Validation and the Entity Framework – Part 1