Author Archives: Matt

Simple reads with Entity Framework

This works nicely for quick reads.  Requires no mappings or any of that junk. Just a DataReader shaped to a type. Edit: Because this is my first day to ever work with EF, my first attempt at this was more … Continue reading

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Reuse is overrated, then came package management

Reuse is overrated.  True story: a team building a system.  They decide that one chunk of code might be valuable in another project or two.  So they extract it into a library and open source it. Project complete, team reorganizes … Continue reading

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Type systems and their advantages

Typing is not the bottleneck.  Neither is typing. If you’ve been a programmer sometime in the last fourteen billion years you’ve noticed that there’s this conversation about type systems, specifically about comparing static type systems to dynamic type systems. Dynamic … Continue reading

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