DevOps & Entity Framework

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What Is DevOps?

DevOps is a term for a group of concepts that, while not all new, has catalyzed into a movement and is rapidly spreading throughout the technical community. Like any new and popular term, people have somewhat confused and sometimes contradictory impressions of what it is.

Is it “Quality” or “Agile,”? Well, DevOps is a large enough concept that it requires some nuance to fully understand. DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through to the development process to production support.

Entity Framework:

Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET.

Entity Framework 7 (EF7) provides a familiar developer experience to previous versions of EF, including LINQ, POCO, and Code First support. EF7 also enables access to data across relational and non-relational stores. EF7 is much more lightweight than previous versions and is built from the ground up to work great in the cloud (using ASP.NET vNext) on devices (i.e. in universal Windows apps) as well as in traditional .NET scenarios.

Speakers:

Max Yermakhanov is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and DevOps advocate. Max has over 15 years of experience successfully delivering pragmatic IT solutions that consistently perform for their end users. He has Master’s degree in Computer Science and another Master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Max holds several technical certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCITP, CCNA and a number of MCTS certifications. But who is counting... He is also a vice-president of IT Pro Toronto User group.

Obi Oberoi is a Principal Developer Evangelist and an Independent Consultant who specializes in designing, developing and maintaining enterprise level distributed applications including mobile apps using mainly Microsoft centric and hybrid technologies.

Obi has been working with .NET since the first betas and has been engaged in the agile space since 2006.

Obi is an MCSD and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and is actively involved in organizing Developer Workshops, Code Camps et al. besides being a passionate member of the developer community.