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State of Data Access in Silverlight 4

Url: http://wildermuth.com/2010/02/21/The_State_of_D...

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Back in February I wrote an article stating my opinion about the current State of Data Access in Silverlight (then Silverlight 3 and betas of WCF RIA Services and WCF Data Services). Things have improved in some ways since then but they haven't been fixed.  Here's my thoughts on the current state:

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"Which Data Access Should I Use for Silverlight 3?"

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It all depends...

 

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RIA Services, Silverlight and MVVM

Url: http://wilderminds.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/MVVMExample_RIA...

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I've finally had a chance to take a look at the July CTP of RIA Services. My opinion is mixed, but its still pretty early. I ran through the simple walkthrough and it was easy to set up but it still felt as if there is too much Visual Studio magic (a complaint I've had for a long time now).

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Cool...I am on .NET Rocks TV (DNR-TV)

Url: http://www.dnrtv.com/default.aspx?showNum=127

While in Bulgaria I had time to sit down with Carl Franklin and do an episode of DNRTV.  I am happy to annouce its now live. I built a simple data-driven application using Silverlight 2 with Blend 2 and Visual Studio. This screencast should some basic techniques of separation of UI and Data in Silverlight that will help you do your data binding directly in Blend 2 SP1.  If you haven't seen how this works, go grab the Screencast now!

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