Author Archives: Arthur Vickers

About Arthur Vickers

Developer on the Entity Framework team at Microsoft.

The future of Virtual Reality is not gaming…

It is starting with games, games are a great fit, and the games are going to be awesome. But it will become huge through immersive sports, immersive music, and most importantly, immersive storytelling. Why? Because regardless of technology by far … Continue reading

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How Magic Leap redefined magic. Literally.

There has been huge excitement at the long awaited announcement that Harry Potter will be reinvented in Cinematic Reality. Despite this excitement some truly die-hard fans are angry. Why? Because Harry, Hermione, and Ron won’t be using magic; they will … Continue reading

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After wearing ourselves out in the real world, my daughter and I…

Today, after wearing ourselves out in the real world, my daughter and I have paddled down the Anduin and through the Argonath, floated in space above the Earth, flown through the Solar System and marveled at the beauty of Saturn’s … Continue reading

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Soft Oatmeal Cookies

How software engineers make cookies, or a true story about over thinking everything…

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EF 6.1: Creating indexes with IndexAttribute

Since EF 4.3 it has been possible to use CreateIndex and DropIndex in Code First Migrations to create and drop indexes. However this had to be done manually by editing the migration because the index was not included anywhere in … Continue reading

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EF 6.1: Turning on logging without recompiling

I already blogged about SQL logging in EF6. Part 3 of that series shows how to use EF with a logging framework such as NLog. If you do this then you can easily switch logging on and off using NLog … Continue reading

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EF6 release dates…or lack thereof

On the EF team we frequently get questions along the lines of, “when will the next version of EF be released?” This is an entirely reasonable question to ask and it is frustrating to me personally that I cannot answer … Continue reading

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