January 19, 2012 – Scott Walters – “Entity Framework Code First”

Join us Thursday (01/19/2012) at 6:00 PM for free food and drinks. The lab meeting begins at 6:30 PM, followed by some great giveaways, such as books, training, and software. Our meetings are held at 22 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN (map).

Topic: “Entity Framework Code First”

Microsoft’s ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) simplifies data access to avoid working directly with the database in your code. Besides “database first” development style, and “model first” development style EF4 also enables a more code-centric option which we call “Code First development”. Come and learn more about that technology!

Helpful links:

If you listen to podcasts during commuting, I advise the 70th DeepFriedBytes episode: http://deepfriedbytes.com/podcast/episode-70-coding-first-with-entity-framework-4-1/

Materials on MVC3 App EF 4.1, Code First development on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/aa937723

Scott Gu’s blog: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/07/16/code-first-development-with-entity-framework-4.aspx

A code Project article: http://www.codeproject.com/KB/aspnet/MVC3_CodeFirst.aspx

Speaker: Scott Walters

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