entity framework

A 4-post collection

Building Single Page Apps with HTML5, Knockout, jQuery, and Web API - Part 4 - Serving JSON with ASP.NET Web API

  It’s about T-4 weeks til my Pluralsight course is available. As I get closer to reaching completion I’ll continue sharing some thoughts on how the SPA is architected. Web Service Layer and JSON The X AJAX stands for XML … but most of us use AJAX for requesting/pushing JSON. Most HTML5/JavaScript apps these days deal with JSON which makes having solid and simple server side JSON serving tools (lots of S’s in there) really important. Enter the ASP.NET Web API, which I used an an integral part of the Code Camper SPA for my Pluralsight course, titled “Building Single Page Apps (SPA) with HTML5, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout...


Building Single Page Apps with HTML5, Knockout, jQuery, and Web API - Part 3 - Server Technologies

Some skills never go out of fashion. Managing data and serving it up to a client is one of those skills. Sure, the technologies change and the way we use them, but we’re still gathering and delivering data. Recently I wrote about how my new course is progressing for Pluralsight. The course, titled “Building Single Page Apps (SPA) with HTML5, ASP.NET Web API, Knockout and jQuery” , is an end to end course. This means I cover the app and how it uses all of the technologies to produce the SPA. Today I’ll share some insights on the server technologies I am using in Code Camper SPA. The diagram below shows the key ingredients...



EF Power Tools CTP1 are Great for Code First

The Entity Framework team released the EF Power Tools CTP1 this week. If you use Code First, you really should check this out. First, if you are not familiar with VS extensions (or the term Power Tools), these are basically helpers that  you can add into Visual Studio to make your life easier. I wrote a post on my favorite Visual Studio Extension, the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools that you can check out here. Quick aside … You can install EF 4.1 using NuGet. Right click your project and select Add Library Package Reference Select Online in the left menu Type EntityFramework in the search box Click the Install button The EF team’s post covers...