IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Sample Code

Attached here is the finished sample project, created by following the steps outlined in the IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through: Background Step 1: The Entity Framework Project Step 2: The DevForce Projects Attached Code: Sample Code Notes: Of course I had to adjust the connection string in the ModelEF's app.config file. The SQL to … Continue reading IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Sample Code

Purpose and Principles of the Data Layer

At its core, the Data Layer’s main purpose is: Data Layer’s Main Purpose: To abstract all interactions with the database so that business objects can be written to deal with business rules, not with database interaction. For example, when promoting a standard Deal, the business logic comprises: validate that the Deal is in a promotable … Continue reading Purpose and Principles of the Data Layer

IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Step 2: The DevForce Projects

Our Problem: We need to create an Enterprise application that is web-based, has an Excel-ish interface and pulls data from an Oracle database. Technologies Chosen*: Silverlight for the UI Prism 2 for the modular framework Unity for DI IdeaBlade DevForce for the Business Object Layer and Async functionality MS Entity Framework for the ORM DevArt … Continue reading IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Step 2: The DevForce Projects

IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Step 1: The Entity Framework Project

Our Problem: We need to create an Enterprise application that is web-based, has an Excel-ish interface and pulls data from an Oracle database. Technologies Chosen*: Silverlight for the UI Prism 2 for the modular framework Unity for DI IdeaBlade DevForce for the Business Object Layer and Async functionality MS Entity Framework for the ORM DevArt … Continue reading IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Step 1: The Entity Framework Project

IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Background

I know the world is about to change in April when VS2010 goes live, however, we are still using VS2008 and will be for at least a few more weeks.  In the hopes that this walk-through provides some insight to someone, even if it is just me, here goes. Background We are  creating a Silverlight … Continue reading IdeaBlade DevForce – Model Setup Walk-through – Background