The Entity Framework is a set of technologies in ADO.NET that support the development of data-oriented software applications. First introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1 in 2008, the Entity Framework underwent significant changes in its second version, known as Entity Framework 4, released in Visual Studio 2010 earlier this year. If you haven’t looked at EF before due to “V1 concerns”, now is the time to check it out.
What better way to learn about the Entity Framework than from the east coast’s resident EF guru, Julie Lerman! Join Julie, Rachel Appel, and Stephen Bohlen for a full-day learning event at the Entity Framework Firestarter in New York City! They’ll spend the whole day bringing you up to speed on all you’ll need to know about the Entity Framework and how it can help with your application development.
Date: Monday September 27th, 2010
Microsoft NYC Office
1290 Ave of The Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10104
Doors open at 8:00am. Sessions run from 8:30am – 6:00pm. Lunch will be served.
Intro by Julie Lerman
Why EF exists, where it fits into ADO.NET and long term MS strategy, basics about how EF works and some simple first step demos in VS2010.
What’s new in EF4 by Julie Lerman and/or Steve Bohlen
Designer support, model first, stored procedure mappings, pass through sprocs. Lots of the other new stuff is in later talks.
RAD development with EF by Rachel Appel
Drag & Drop with WPF, EntityDataSource, ASP.NET Dynamic Data Sites.
Entity Framework POCO Support Basics by Julie Lerman
How to create snapshot POCOs and dynamic proxy POCOs, differences between their behavior, new T4 code generation, customizing T4 for more targeted POCO classes
Disconnected strategies (WCF/ASP.NET) by Julie Lerman
Leverage new methods for custom WCF/ASP.NET apps, Self-Tracking Entities, quick look at WCF Data Services/oData & WCF RIA Services
Writing Testable/Maintainable Apps with EF by Julie Lerman & Steve Bohlen
Build simple repositories, unit of work, unit tests, use them all in MVC app…
Stay for the closing remarks and raffle.
Registration will sell out quickly, so sign up right away to guarantee your spot at this free learning event!
[Update 9-27-2010:] We are recording this event and will make the videos available within a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for links to the recordings here on my blog!
[Update 11-1-2010:] The video recordings of this event are now available here!