Updated ASP.NET Dynamic Data Preview Released

Scott Guthrie announced the availability of a new preview of the ASP.NET Dynamic Data functionality.

The idea behind this functionality is that you can generate a fully functional application based upon a LINQ to SQL or LINQ to Entities model.  This reminds me a lot of the Naked Objects Framework from a few years back in the java world.  Naked Objects generated a rich client Swing application but the concept is identical.  It does appear, however, that ASP.NET Dynamic Data allows a little more customization of the UI than I remember from Naked Objects.

I bet if most users of smallish data entry applications knew in advance how much the development of their small application was going to cost them, they would gladly accept an application with limited UI goodness for something quickly available and just works.

I know that I will consider this tool in the future when I need to create small data administration type applications.  Saving time and money on those small applications can make more budget available for the applications that can really impact business capability.

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Unity Application Block 1.0 has been released

The Unity Application Block version 1.0 has been released and is available on CodePlex here.

A good overview of the configuration of Unity was written by Matthew Podwysocki.

The xml configuration is a little unique compared to other DI containers.  I plan on adding support for the xml configuration to Reference Assistant before the first public beta is out.

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