Past Meetup

Take Control of your ORM with Entity Framework Code-First

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11 Times Square · New York, NY

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Central Park West Conference Room (6th Floor)

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Entity Framework has long been a great ORM (object-relational mapper) for .NET developers. In the last few years the team at Microsoft has even added support for additional workflows in addition to the original “database first” one.

In this session, I’ll show you how you can flip the old EF workflow on its head by starting with your C# code, then generating a database from it. We’ll also look at creating your own entity classes, mapping your new entities to a data store, and versioning your database.

Join us as we look at this powerful new way to use Entity Framework.

About the Speaker

Jonathan "J." Tower is a Microsoft MVP, Telerik Developer Expert, and Senior Software Architect with over fifteen years of software development experience in many different industries. He loves the creative and problem-solving aspects of his work, sharing what he’s learned, and building community.

J’s current technology interests include web technologies--ASP.NET MVC, various JavaScript frameworks like Kendo and Angular-- as well as cross-platform mobile development technologies like Xamarin or hybrid mobile apps.

Normally you would find J. near his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he organizes a user group, four annual developer conferences, and a GiveCamp. This year, however, he and his family are on a one-year-long road trip around the country visiting the 48 contiguous states ( (

This meeting will be held at the Microsoft offices as usual. Check the Meetup site for details!