Wired | Tired | Expired

This should make sense to a significant (and some would say unfortunate) segment of the developer population:

Wired c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe recycle apppool "MyAppPool"
Tired cscript c:\windows\system32\iisapp.vbs /a "MyAppPool" /r
Expired iisreset

The State of ORM at Microsoft

I just watched a pretty good presentation by Microsoft’s Eric Nelson that untangles the mess that is Microsoft’s ORM strategy. It’s appropriately titled:

ORM, EDM, ESQL, Entity Framework, LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Entities - Confused?

This topic is of particular interest to me, as I’ve begun work on a new application using the latest and greatest Microsoft stuff after having been out frolicking in Railsland for a while.

Some light reading seemed to indicate that the ADO.NET Entity Framework was the officially blessed product going forward, and this presentation confirmed that and provided a nice explanation of how the various technologies listed in the title fit into the picture.


My kingdom for a comprehensive reference for the format of the string that goes here: