Precompiling LINQ Queries in .NET Framework 4.5

While it is possible to precompile LINQ queries for Entity Framework either to have your queries run faster (either without parameters or with parameters) or to run your queries on a background thread, in .NET Framework 3.5/4, it’s neither pretty nor fun. The code isn’t particularly ugly but it does require some additional effort for […]
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Calling LINQ Queries in the Background

In my last two posts (here and here), I showed how you can pre-compile a LINQ query to improve your performance. As I noted in those posts, I wouldn’t expect a blinding improvement in response times—your application probably doesn’t have many really complex queries and, as a result, probably doesn’t spend a lot of time converting […]
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PreCompiling LINQ Queries with Parameters

In my last post, I looked at precompiling a LINQ query to speed up (at least a little bit) your application. The LINQ statement I used as my example was very simple: Dim res = From o In en.Orders           Select o This post looks at a more realistic example: a LINQ statement that has a Where clause. […]
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Using the AWS SDK for .NET is Fun, Easy and Productive!

As a programmer, one of the things I really like about Amazon Web Services is that there is SDK support for a variety of languages. That makes it easy to get started automating AWS solutions using tools you are already familiar with. My recent programming experience has been primarily with C#. I chose the Amazon […]
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Windows Azure Interoperability

I was talking to a colleague last week and he asked, “If you deploy an application to Azure, can you move it to a different cloud provider later on?” To answer this question, let’s look at three things. First, what is Azure really? Second, does writing an Azure application lock you into Azure? And third, […]
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