Tuesday, July 29, 2008

“Generate Web Sites Automatically” Cover Story About ASP.NET Dynamic Data for Visual Studio Magazine

My “Generate Web Sites Automatically” cover story for the August 2008 issue of Visual Studio Magazine is available from the above link or by clicking the cover image.

Here’s the deck: Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1's new ASP.NET Dynamic Data templates automatically generate code for DataGrid, ListView, DetailsView, and FormView display and editing controls on dynamic pages derived from a master page and CSS stylesheet. Dynamic Data leverages AJAX to smooth page transitions and delivers scaffolding for codeless, key-based page routing with Entity Framework or LINQ to SQL object/relational mapping tools.

The August issue includes my “Guest Opinion: A Vote for Transparency” about Entity Framework’s overdue move to Pablo Castro’s Transparency in the design process approach for obtaining developer feedback early in a product’s design process.

Click here for a complete list of (and links to) my Visual Studio Magazine cover stories from November 2003 to the present.