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Entity Framework Code First–December 11th Calgary .NET User Group Session Materials
Thanks to everyone who attended the talk yesterday. I had fun and I hope you all enjoyed it. As promised, here are the slides and code: Entity Framework Code First – Download Code First Migrations – Download Social Recipes Source Code – Download ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:56 AM

Calgary .NET User Group – Entity Framework Code First - December 11th
I will be presenting at the Calgary .NET User Group on December 11th. We will start from scratch in this intro to Entity Framework Code First. We will build a simple application using ASP.NET MVC and Entity Framework and evolve the application to show how we can build scalable applications using Entity Framework Code First. Topics covered will include database initialization, code based migrations, performance profiling and performance tuning. Register at ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:38 AM

Prairie Dev Con Regina–Code First Materials

For those who have attended my Code First introduction at Prairie Dev Con Regina, here is the code for the Social Recipes application: Code, Powerpoint

Posted On Monday, October 1, 2012 10:08 AM

Where'd My Data Go? (and/or...How Do I Get Rid of It?)
Want to get a better idea of how cascade deletes work in Entity Framework Code First scenarios? Want to see it in action? Stick with us as we quickly demystify what happens when you tell your data context to nuke a parent entity. This post is authored by Calgary .NET User Group Leader David Paquette with help from Microsoft MVP in Asp.Net James Chambers. We got to spend a great week back in March at Prairie Dev Con West, chalk full of sessions, presentations, workshops, conversations and, of course, ......

Posted On Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:54 AM

Entity Framework Code First @ Prairie Dev Con West
For those who attended my presentation at Prairie Dev Con West today, you can find my slides and sample project here: For those who did not attend my presentation, I will follow this up with a more detailed post ......

Posted On Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:23 PM

Calgary Workflow in Enterprise Software–Oct 26th

I will be presenting ‘The Role of Workflow in Enterprise Software’ at the Calgary .NET User Group on October 26th.  The presentation will cover workflow concepts, Windows Workflow Foundation 4 (WF4), and will also touch on Entity Framework Code First.

More details and registration at

See you all there!

Posted On Monday, October 10, 2011 9:44 AM

Calgary .NET User Group Visual Studio 2010 Presentation (April 28, 2010)

If you’re in Calgary, come join us on April 28th, 2010.  Habib Heydarian (Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft) will be presenting the new debugging features in Visual Studio 2010 including IntelliTrace, multi-tier performance analysis, importing/exporting breakpoints and many other features.

Register at

Posted On Sunday, April 18, 2010 11:12 AM

Calgary .NET User Group Presentation (Thursday, Feb 25)

If you’re in Calgary, come out to the .NET User Group on Thursday, February 25th at 5:00pm.  David Morgantini will be presenting An Introduction to Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).  Register at

Posted On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:26 PM

Take the WF4 Speed Test
One of my previous posts talked about the performance improvements in WF4. With the recent release of Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4 RC1, I thought I would re-run my performance tests to see if there have been any further improvements with the most recent version. My test is simply timing how long it takes to invoke an empty workflow (an Sequence activity that does nothing) 2,000,000 times. This test gives us a good idea of the overhead of invoking a workflow. With .NET 4.0 RC1, I am able to invoke ......

Posted On Saturday, February 13, 2010 4:02 AM

Windows Workflow Foundation 4 at PDC

I just finished watching a great video about WF4 from Microsoft PDC.  The session is WF4 from the Inside Out by Bob Schmidt.  I think he did a great job explaining how the runtime is implemented in WF4.

Posted On Wednesday, November 25, 2009 5:36 PM

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