Publisher Spotlight: Elsevier

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One of our favorite features of Safari is the quality and variety of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A partner that exemplifies this breadth and depth is Elsevier, an international multimedia publishing company that provides content across an incredible range of topics.  As part of a continuing feature here at the Safari… Read more »

.NET Entity Framework: Using Database Migration

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Entity Framework (EF) is an object-relational database mapper that enables easy database access for .NET developers using domain-specific .NET objects that EF can generate for you. As we saw in the first blog post on Entity Framework, you can use EF to create your database from the classes you have defined in your project code…. Read more »

.NET Entity Framework: Using an Existing Database

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The .NET Entity Framework (EF) is an object-relational database mapper that enables easy database access for .NET developers using domain-specific .NET objects that EF can generate for you. As we saw in my last blog post on Entity Framework, you can use EF to automatically create your application’s database from the classes you have in… Read more »

Django/MySQL database backup script

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I’m sure everyone has one of these lying around, but here’s mine in case you are as lazy a programmer as I usually am.  The only thing Django-specific about it is that it reads your database configuration directly out of your settings file. If you run this via cron it will automatically create its backup… Read more »