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0) Threw out all of the EF6 code not directly associated with they Identity stuff, and replaced it with home-grown ADO code that is faster and smaller, and just as dynamic.
1) Learned that SqlCommand.ExecuteNonQuery ALWAYS returns -1 when you execute a stored proc. I had to write code to add a ReturnValue parameter, and then modify all of the applicable stored procs to return @@ROWCOUNT in order to intelligently handle the number of affected rows.
2) I'm finally making forward progress again. I have the Register/Login stuff about 90% done. Just two more major items left before making the demo.
3) I'm having issues getting my model and a dropdownlist to talk to each other intelligently. I'm just missing some small piece to that puzzle.
3) I still hate Entity Framework, and all its ilk.
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Where I used to work we were an ASP + Sql Server shop before the NET framework came out.
Some junior grade web-designer got the boss to let him create a new CMS based on MVC3 with a backend based on LINQ-2-SQL.
I learned C# really quick to troubleshoot the (tunnel vision) errors and another year to replace the backend connection to ADO. Since then I have no desire to try another ORM
Director of Transmogrification Services
Shinobi of Query Language
Master of Yoda Conditional
The guys I work with have an app that's pretty much committed to EF, and they have their own DB wrapper DLL that introduces high levels of abstraction. I don't need any of this, and I don't want any of the monster dependencies their DB wrapper requires for my own little utility--which connects to that same DB, but otherwise is pretty much standalone.
I wrote a rather thin wrapper around ADO, and have managed to avoid EF thus far. The other devs know I'm doing this and not using their EF-based wrapper, and have never questioned it or raised any sort of objection.
Company has zero alcohol policy so that is out of the window...
I was going to ask you for a job...
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Next thing you'll be telling us that no member of the company is to maltreat the abos in any way whatsoever... if there's anyone watching???
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
Ask him about stuff you expect him to be using for the job.
What does his CV say he has done? Ask about projects and what his involvement in them was. What did he learn from them? what does he wish he'd done differently? How does the internet work? Explain a WPF project he was involved in? What was his contribution? What would you spend the money on if you won the lottery? How does WPF differ from Web Forms?
Throw a couple of silly ones in there - they help to break up the tension and show you how his thought processes work. Does he freeze like a rabbit in the headlights, or does he think about what he is doing? Does he rush in without thinking?
And if you ask a "basic" question, ask a follow up question that wants more depth based on his reply. You want dig out the ones who know the subject, not those that parrot a couple of sentences.
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