Effective Xml Part 3: Didn’t you say XslCompiledTransform was fast?

“XslCompiledTransform is fast.”
“Yeah, XslCompiledTransform is fast… if used correctly.”

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Effective Xml Part 2: How to kill the performance of an app with XPath…

XPath expressions are pretty flexible. This flexibility allows for very creative ways of using XPath. Unfortunately some of them are suboptimal and cause bad performance of apps. This is especially visible in Xslt transformations where stylesheets contains tens if not hundreds of XPath expressions. Here is the list of the most common bad practices (or even anti-patterns) I have …

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Effective Xml Part 1: Choose the right API

This is the first part of a mini-series of blog posts about using Xml on .NET Framework platform in an effective way. Although I will be focusing on .NET Framework platform I hope that at least some of the information will be general enough to apply to working with Xml on any platform.

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Walkthrough: Enums (June CTP)

This post will provide an overview of working with enumerated types (“enums”) introduced in the Entity Framework June 2011 CTP. We will start from discussing the general design of the feature then I will show how to define an enumerated type and how to use it in a few most common scenarios.

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EF Feature CTP5: Validation

Validation is a new feature introduced in Entity Framework Feature Community Technology Preview 5 (CTP5) which enables to automatically validate entities before trying to save them to the database as well as to validate entities or their properties “on…

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