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Entity Framework with no Primary Key: Shame on you!

if you run into the following error using Entity Framework: Unable to update the EntitySet because it has a DefiningQuery and no <UpdateFunction> element exists in the <ModificationFunctionMapping> element to support the current operation It’s likely because you haven’t set a primary key in your database and/or edmx Sometimes I feel tables (join tables) don’t … Continue reading

Asp.Net Mvc 3 RC2 No Intellisense for Razor

I recently updated from MVC 3 preview 1 to RC2 and was disappointed when I got no razor intellisense. In case you ran into this problem I had to remove the change I made to the editor for cshtml files (which I did to get some syntax highlighting) Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> … Continue reading

Visual Studio 2010 Current Theme and Shortcuts

I’d like to start with “I love Visual Studio.” – notice the period!  Without a doubt it’s the best IDE on the planet when it comes to fit and finish.  I don’t really want to argue about how it can’t work with java and [your favorite lang / platform here].  I’m not putting this up … Continue reading

itunes web site very lala-esque

Easter egg? Go to itunes.apple.com/us and see the itunes preview Stumbled onto this one! Long live the service that lala gave us. Those guys really knew what they were doing. As a social web developer I have some sense of how hard it is to build something that not only works but that draws such … Continue reading

Linq2Sql isn’t dead ….

I’ve been sluggin it out w/ Entity Framework 4.0 for the past month or so.  I’ve successfully used Linq2Sql in the past and really enjoyed it.  However when Mike Hans and I started this project (Folios.com) we decided to go with EF based on the fact that Linq2Sql seemed to be on it’s way out … Continue reading

Asp.net mvc, localhost, and the anti-forgery token

So I’m building a asp.net mvc application and have been doing testing w/ Cassini (visual studio built in web server; localhost:8080).  All is well. When I published my app to run it locally in IIS (localhost:80) I get: “Validation of ViewState MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure … Continue reading

Goodbye IE6

Dear god would you all please upgrade! http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/07/14/youtube-will-be-next-to-kiss-ie6-support-goodbye/

ExtJS posts new samples and demos and updates there docs

see new samples and demos here: http://extjs.com/deploy/dev/examples/samples.html the docs are updated: http://extjs.com/deploy/dev/docs/

Extjs Conference coming up!

Extjs to hold conference in April Continue reading

Firefox is slow for localhost

Have you ever noticed how lathargic firefox can be when viewing websites on localhost.  As a web developer I do a lot of work in Visual Studio (Asp.net) and debug alot using firefox and firebug.  So slowing me down even a second or 2 when loading up a page can easily turn into a bunch … Continue reading