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WCF Data Service with Entity Framework 4.3.1 POCO’s

WCF Data Services is Microsoft’s framework for exposing a data model using a rich RESTful OData API. It integrates¬†seamlessly¬†with Microsoft’s Entity Framework. The Entity Framework is Microsoft’s Flagship Object Relational Mapper (ORM). It has grown into a rich tool. Recently, … Continue reading

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Service Architecture: DRY vs SRP Principles

When building n-tiered services, the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) appears to violate the Don’t-Repeat-Yourself (DRY) Principle. This can best be seen when comparing an OData/Entity-Framework service and a more traditional service. Traditional Service In a traditional service, to expose a … Continue reading

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