Dallas ASP.Net Meeting - Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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7000 State Highway 161

Irving, 75039

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Speaker: Brian Sullivan

Topic: Building a More Maintainable Model with the Entity Framework Code-First API

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.


Brian Sullivan is a developer analyst for Falcon Applications, LLC in Shreveport, LA. 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.

Dues News

Although I have spent the last few weeks looking for a room sponsor, I have not been able to secure one. So, as of October 25, the dues will be raised to $35 per year. You can renew early if you want to avoid the increase in dues.

Meeting Details

The Dallas ASP.NET User Group meets from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Microsoft SouthCentral Offices.

1st Floor Conference Room
7000 State Highway 161
Irving, TX 75039

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Announcements

6:45 pm - 8:45 pm: Main Presentation

8:45 pm - 9:00 pm: Door Prizes

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Door Prizes - September 2011

* JetBRAINS R# ReSharper - The must-have productivity tool for Visual Studio, ReSharper provides solution-wide error highlighting on the fly, advanced code completion, superior unit testing tools, over 30 advanced code refactorings, multiple handy navigation and search utilities, single-click code formatting and cleanup, automatic code generation and templates, and a lot more.

* Nevron Chart for .NET Lite Edition - Nevron Software is the leading data visualization provider for the .NET platform.

* CodeSmith Generator - a template driven source code generator that automates the creation of common application source code for any language (C#, Java, VB, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL, etc.).

* Telerik Ultimate Collection for .NET - RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX, RadControls for WinForms, RadControls for WPF, RadControls for Silverlight, Telerik Reporting and more. Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik’s award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik’s customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. (Value: $1,999)

* GrapeCity - Complete Spreadsheet, Reporting, Analysis and Business Intelligence Tools for .NET. Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, an international award-winning software firm, and the world’s largest provider of developer components and tools that includes the DataDynamics ActiveReports and FarPoint Spread product lines. Our products are deep in functionality, unleash real business value, and are driven by an unwavering commitment to the highest quality standards. The winner can choose one of the following products: Spread for Windows, ActiveReports, DataDynamics, ActiveAnalysis and Spread for ASP.NET. (Value: $699 - $999)

* Pluralsight .NET Training - Pluralsight is a premier Microsoft .NET training provider. Pluralsight delivers classroom and On-Demand! training around the world. The reputation of the Pluralsight technical team, the in-depth course content, along with the variety of training delivery methods, guarantees you access to the highest quality learning experience that makes the most sense for you and your business. (One Month Free)

* new Telerik JustCode -JustCode is an agile development add-in for Visual Studio 2005, 2008 and 2010 that enhances .NET development productivity by providing blazing fast solution-wide, on-the-fly code analysis and error checking, smart code navigation, and refactoring features as well as a Unit Test Runner. (Value: $199)

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7000 State Highway 161

Irving, 75039

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Organizer Dallas ASP.Net User Group

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The Dallas ASP.NET User Group was founded in August 2003 to help developers transition to ASP.NET. Our intent is to provide a forum for developers to learn about and discuss the various components of a production quality ASP.NET application.

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