June 9th Meeting Information

On June 9th, Mike Cole will talk about Entity Framework and approaching it from a Code-First perspective. Entity Framework has come a long way since its much-maligned origins. Most consider it a very viable option for a data access framework today. Come on out and learn about its new maturity and see if it’s right for you!

NOTE: This meeting is the 2nd Monday of the month, instead of our usual date.

Topic: Going The Extra Mile with Entity Framework Code First

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 Bio:

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.

If you plan on attending our meeting on June 9th, please RSVP.

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