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SouthBay.NET: Oracle and Visual Studio 2013, Best Practices and What's New!

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Oracle Room 2140 Second Floor

4110 Network Circle · Santa Clara, CA

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The first half of this session introduces Oracle Database support for .NET, including Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET ( and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. We discuss the latest features, including support for Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1, fully-managed ODP.NET (, schema comparison tools, Entity Framework, and a glimpse at the new and upcoming Oracle Developer Tools BETA.

The second half explores coding best practices for achieving faster .NET Oracle database access performance. We examine techniques for optimizing connection pooling, caching, data fetching and updating, statement batching, and Oracle data type usage.


Alex Keh is a senior principal product manager at Oracle focusing on data access and database integration with .NET and Windows. He's spoken previously at many Microsoft and Oracle events, including Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, VSLive!, Oracle Develop, ODTUG Kscope, and Oracle OpenWorld.


6:30pm - Doors open
6:45pm - News and announcements
7:00pm - Presentation
8:45pm - Wrapped Up