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Building an embedded database engine in C#

, 10 Jun 2009
DbfDotNet is a very fast and compact fully managed standalone database/entity framework, for the .Net Framework.
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Pascal Ganaye
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I am a French programmer.
These days I spend most of my time with the .NET framework, JavaScript and html.

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