The next Northwest Arkansas .Net User Group meeting will be held July 12th, 2011 at 6:00 PM at 8th & Walton in Bentonville (note the new location). Brian Sullivan will guide you through building a true POCO model, basic mapping techniques, and leveraging conventions to keep your mappings DRY using EF "Code-First".
Please RSVP before noon on July 12th so we can order enough food for everyone.
Title: Ditch the Designer - Building a More Maintainable Model with Entity Framework Code-First
The whiz-bang visual designer features of the Entity Framework demo well, and may even work for small projects, but anyone who's worked with EF knows that on larger projects, the design surface quickly becomes unusable and a bottleneck to your development process. Thankfully, the Entity Framework team has heard our anguished cries and introduced a new API for defining your EF models, dubbed "Code-First". In this presentation, Brian will guide you through building a true POCO model, basic mapping techniques, and leveraging conventions to keep your mappings DRY.
About the Presenter: Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan is a developer analyst for Falcon Applications, LLC in Shreveport, LA. He got his start in programming maintaining legacy mainframe applications in COBOL at a large trucking company, but quickly realized he needed to find a more productive environment in order to stay sane. He jumped at the opportunity to help transition some of those COBOL applications to .NET, and he hasn’t looked back since. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for about 6 years, and is interested in increasing the exposure of agile techniques and methodologies in the Microsoft developer community. He currently runs the Shreveport .NET User Group and speaks frequently at local user groups and regional conferences. Brian is a graduate of Harding University in Searcy, AR.
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM - Welcome and News, Sign-in and Food
6:15 PM - 8:10 PM - Main Presentation
8:10 PM - 8:30 PM - Closing and Prize give-a-ways
Where (NEW LOCATION)
8th & Walton
902B South Walton Blvd, Suite 18
Bentonville, AR 72712