Past Meetup

June 2014 - Going The Extra Mile with Entity Framework Code First

Hosted by Dubuque Software Development User Group

Public group

This Meetup is past

8 people went

Clarke University

1550 Clarke Drive · Dubuque, IA

How to find us

Drive around to the back side of the last big building on Clarke Drive (heading East). The computer lab is in the detached building out back. Go in the door, first hallway to the right.

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Entity Framework Code First is a breeze to get up and running, but are you taking advantage of some of the more advanced features? Are you getting caught up by common pitfalls? In this presentation, we'll review the history of Entity Framework and the status of the project. We'll cover some core functionality concepts and asynchronous queries. Mike will show how to use StructureMap to easily maintain the lifetime of the DataContext. We'll look at how we can leverage the Projection functionality of AutoMapper to easily write optimized queries. Finally, Mike will demonstrate EF Migrations and how you can tie it into your current continuous integration environment. This presentation assumes you have some knowledge of Entity Framework so we'll try to not get caught up in the basics.

Speaker: Mike Cole is a developer currently focusing on .NET working at Far Reach in Cedar Falls. He's been around the proverbial block in the IT profession and has a wide array of experience in many fields. He is an officer of the CVINETA user group and is actively involved in the community. He is incredibly lazy and is always looking for easier and more streamlined ways to solve everyday problems. His passions in life include his family, sarcastic memes, the outdoors, and always having the last word.