Wednesday, January 23, 2008

ADO.Net Entity Framework: Upcoming Presentations

I'm scheduled to deliver a presentation in March May (got pushed back) on the new ADO.Net Entity Framework. It went beta3 back in December and the samples are here. You'll also need an instance of SQL 2005 (could be Express), this clandestine Visual Studio patch (be patient...takes forever to install), and the EF Tools (last released with the December CTP2).

Other than from 10,000ft. and a familiarity with O/RM tools (EF does that but a whole lot more), EF is close to an unknown for me. This will be a good challenge to teach myself the technology and then effectively convey that understanding to the folks attending the presentation. However, EF looks like an excellent opportunity to accomplish a common LOB task more productively -- something I'm uber-passionate about -- so I don't think it will be an issue. I'm also delivering the talk internally in February for practice and may pitch it to a code camp if things turn out well.

Best articles I've found so far:
ADO.NET Entity Framework Overview
Introducing ADO.NET Entity Framework
ADO.NET Entity Framework (yes, Wikipedia...hey, it's straightforward)
Microsoft’s Data Access Strategy

2 comments:

mcollier said...

I'm looking forward to your presentation man. There is so much cool technology coming out, or is out, for .NET developers to take advantage of. ADO.NET Entity Framework is just another kick-ass tool in my ever expanding toolbelt. Hot damn!

Jeff Hunsaker said...

Your enthusiasm only drives me to create great content/presentation! Hopefully, I'll deliver. ;-)