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Document/View All Over Again…

One thing I didn’t get around to mentioning the other day when I was evaluating if LINQ 2 SQL with the LinqDataSource really is multi-layered or not is my belief that what Microsoft has really (re)created for us is the Document/View architecture all over again.… Read the rest

Is LINQ Multi Layered?

Several weeks ago, we discussed the point of Multi-Layered Architectures.  We discussed what a multi-layered architecture looks like, and the problems it solves.

Today, what I want to examine is the question, “Is the LINQ model we’ve been looking at since then really multi-layered?”

Using StoredProcedures with LINQ 2 SQL Classes

While it is true that LINQ will allow you to write all of your data access in .NET without writing a line of SQL, many organizations have already determined that using stored procedures to retrieve the data from their database is the preferred way of accessing the data.… Read the rest

Computed Columns Using LINQ to SQL Classes

Last week we looked at the extension points Microsoft has wired into the LINQ to SQL classes and how they can be used to achieve some of the capabilities of the Business Logic Layer (BLL) in a multi-layered architecture.

Multi-layer LINQ via Extension Points

As promised a few days ago, I will be covering multi-layered architecture as it relates to LINQ.

The first thing we need to evaluate is how Microsoft intended multi-layered architecture to work.  I mean, if we want to know how to do this, the best place to start is with the people who created the technology in the first place, right?… Read the rest