[.NET@night] 'Going The Extra Mile With Entity Framework Code First' by Mike Cole on March 5th, 2015 at Gravitate sponsored by Palmer Group

Tags: Entity Framework, Mike Cole

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.

Mike Cole

Mike Cole is a developer currently focusing on .NET working remotely from Cedar Falls for ClickPoint Software in Scottsdale, AZ. 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.

Meeting Location : Gravitate

Gravitate (The Midland Building) 206 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50309

Meeting Agenda

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: Free Pizza & Soda / Announcements

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM: Presentation

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Drawings & Giveaways

MEETING SPONSOR -- Palmer Group

Palmer Group is Des Moines' premier employment firm. We were founded in 1998 with a mission to become the best firm in Iowa and that continues to be our goal today. We have 58 professionals in our West Des Moines office and provide hundreds of client companies with a broad range of employment services that include recruiting, professional temporary staffing, high level contracting and outplacement services.
http://www.thepalmergroup.com

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