APAndrew Peters, one of the smart guys I met during my 9 month of life in New Zealand, is joining Microsoft, as member of the team that will work on the Entity Framework.

I’m pretty sure that his experience building LightSpeed, a kind of lightweight ORM and domain modeling framework built by Mindscape, will help with development of the Entity Framework.

Andrew is also the man behind NHaml, a custom view engine for ASP.NET MVC, a port of the popular Rail Haml view engine.

My best wishes to him and to his wife Kara for the relocation to Vancouver: in case I’d decide to move away from Italy again, that would be my next spot, and considered that there is a MS development center, that makes this city even more attractive.