Daily Link Roundup for Jan. 28, 2009

ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate Yup, the RC is out, read about it here and here, then grab it here, and upgrade your projects by following directions.  Watch out for bugs though, apparently a few surprises made it in to this release. MonetDB Not really news, but I’ve been looking a bit at MonetDB.  It makes […]

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Daily Link Roundup for Jan. 26, 2009

Thoughts about IRepository<T> If you use NHibernate or are just following "best practices" and wrapping all your data access code in a repository class, check this out.  The post makes some good arguments against exposing IRepository<T> directly.  From personal experience, I can tell you that exposing anything to clients that ties them to the underlying […]

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Data Storage: Why is the answer always "relational"?

I’ve been thinking a lot about persistence and storage lately, and I think I’ve finally come to the conclusion that relational databases are almost universally being used incorrectly, and that many times an alternative persistence medium is actually a much better solution.  I think relational databases are good for holding data that needs to be […]

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Daily Link Roundup for Jan. 22, 2009

Delete Links == Security Hole I don’t completely agree with this post (if your delete action isn’t protected by some sort of authentication and authorization system, well, your data probably deserves to be wiped), but fundamentally I agree that GET requests should *get* something, not delete it.  I like the idea of using AJAX to […]

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Daily Link Roundup for Jan. 21, 2009

Alt.NET Podcast on Object Databases In recent months, I've started to think that many applications use a relational database when they really don't need one.  I was glad to hear that I'm not the only person thinking that way.  If you are working on a new project, be sure to shop around before you settle […]

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Daily Link Roundup

I haven’t done the best job in the new year of making three blog posts a week.  Sorry, but things have been crazy-busy, just not crazy-busy with bloggable stuff.  So, in an effort to post more frequently, I’m going to (hopefully) start posting a few links to other blogs, tools, stories, etc. that are worth […]

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