Working With ORMs Using Entity Developer

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Entity Developer from Devart is a modeling and code generation tool that lets you design your data access layer visually – at the drop of a hat. You can take advantage of Entity Developer to generate data access layer code automatically using one unified interface – as a result, chances of error creeping into your Data Access code are minimal.

In this article we’ll take advantage of Entity Developer to connect to and work with various ORM tools such as, EF Core, NHibernate, Telerik Data Access and LinqConnect. This article starts with a brief discussion on what ORMs are, why Entity Developer is useful, and how you can leverage Entity Developer to connect to and work with all these ORMs.

Watch this head-stabilized video of a champion hurdler

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Grant Holloway is the world champion in the 110 meter hurdles. Watch the fascinating video above in which his head is digitally stabilized. From Kottke:

In this view, you can clearly see how expert hurdlers don’t jump their whole bodies over the hurdle (like Super Mario or something) — it’s more that they just bring their lower bodies up over the hurdles while their heads & shoulders remain more or less the same height from the ground.

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Synchronizing Model and Database in Entity Developer

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Entity Developer from Devart is a very powerful modeling and code generation tool, an ORM tool to be more precise. Entity developer lets you design your data access layer visually — at the drop of a hat. Since the data access layer generated by Devart contains automated and generated code, chances of error are minimal.

The official website of Entity Developer states: “Entity Developer can help you design models for various .NET ORMs in one unified interface. You can get support for all ORMs in one tool, or you may purchase a separate edition, working with one of the supported ORMs.” 

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S6 is a lot of tablet for $320

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Samsung has slashed the cost of its previous-generation Galaxy Tab S6 Android tablet. The previous best price was $470 late last month, but today, it’s just $320 at Samsung’s site. It debuted for $650 last year, so it’s effectively 50 percent off today. This discount puts it around the same price of Apple’s latest-generation iPad, which is obviously a different tablet in many ways. But if you’re looking for a better value when it comes to specs, this deal should get your attention.

The Tab S6 has considerably more space for apps and downloads than the base iPad, with 128GB of onboard storage and the ability to accept microSD cards to expand it even further. If that doesn’t do it for you, its gorgeous 10.5-inch OLED screen might do the…

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Leica’s Q2 Monochrom is the company’s latest black-and-white-only camera

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Leica Q2 Monochrom | Photo: Leica

Leica is no stranger to releasing cameras that buck the norm, such as its M10-D which lacks an LCD screen entirely or the various generations of M Monochrom cameras that only capture black-and-white images. The company is now expanding that Monochrom line with the new Q2 Monochrom, available starting on November 10th for $5,995.

The Q2 Monochrom is the company’s first autofocus Monochrom camera, with all of the previous models having been based on M-series rangefinders. As you can expect, it’s based on the standard Q2 and shares the same design, handling, viewfinder, autofocus system, processor, battery, software, and more. The fixed 28mm f/1.7 lens is unchanged, as is the IP52 weather resistance rating.

The difference, of course, is…

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Cool sound from dropping a chunk of ice down a borehole

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Peter Neff demonstrated what happens when you drop a chunk of ice down a 300-foot borehole in the Antarctic ice. Hint: pew!

Bonus video: Star Wars laser sound:

Image: YouTube / Storyful via Peter Neff

• Pouring water down a 165 foot well sounds surprisingly odd
• What does a big chunk of ice sound like being dropped down a 450 foot hole in Antarctica?

The Mandalorian’s darkest moment is now available in Funko Pop form

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Funko has announced its latest figurine based on The Mandalorian, commemorating our protagonist’s latest seemingly simple job. If you haven’t watched the second episode of the show’s second season, then it looks like an innocent-enough model. Everyone’s favorite Baby Yoda* is excited at the prospect of helping a frog-like alien transport her eggs across the galaxy for fertilization. Cute, right?

Caution, spoilers follow

Except for the fact that Baby Yoda is less interested…

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What to watch for at today’s Apple silicon Mac event

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MacBook Air keyboard

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Today, Apple is unveiling new Macs that will be based not on Intel processors, but Apple’s own Arm-based chips. It’s a big deal and something we’ve been waiting a long time for. Depending on how you count, that wait has lasted either six months (since they were officially announced) or several years (since Intel’s roadmap detoured into a quagmire).

Jay Peters has the summary of what exactly we’re expecting from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event. If you’re looking to get a sense of what the stakes are today, Chaim Gartenberg has a nice overview about just how big a gamble this is and just how committed Apple is to it. And as I mentioned last week, I have already written a couple pieces on “why this transition could be tricky and how M…

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Garmin adds pregnancy tracking to Connect app

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Garmin is adding pregnancy tracking to its smartwatches and Connect app. The feature will let users track pregnancy-related symptoms like fatigue and monitor their progress toward their due date. It will also let them pause updates on their training status, which typically uses metrics like the amount someone exercises to classify their fitness level and progress.

The feature will also let users adjust heart rate alerts (heart rate can increase during pregnancy) and change hydration goals. An additional app will let users monitor contractions during labor.

Pregnant users have criticized smartwatch and wearable companies in the past for not including pregnancy modes on the devices. Apple Watches would continue to nudge people to close…

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This memory training toy makes your dog happier, healthier, and even smarter

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As you watch your dog chase its tail, spook itself in the mirror or eat its own poop, it’s tempting to assume your pet, while loveable as all get out, is a bit of an idiot.

But when you stop and think about all the times your dog Houdini-ed itself out of your backyard, uncovered your secret stash of dog treats, or instinctively known to hide when it’s bathtime, you start to realize your dog is actually pretty darn smart when they put their mind to it. — Read the rest

No soil? No problem for this hydroponic planter that brings all your growing inside

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If you have a genuine craving for homegrown veggies and herbs, but don’t have space to, ya know, actually grow them, hydroponic gardening could be your ultimate answer. From the desert to the frozen north to the urban jungle, this revolutionary system helps grow plants more efficiently without soil or other potential contaminants in virtually any environment. — Read the rest

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