AMP August Meeting

Atlanta Microsoft Professionals
3-4 Aug 2009 (Add to calendar) GMT
1125 Sanctuary Parkway , Alpharetta, US

Presentation Title: LINQ to SQL - EF Migration

Presentation Overview: Session: Migrating from LINQ to SQL to the Entity Framework With 3.5 SP1, Microsoft released two competing technologies to provide Object Relationship Mapping strategies over data - LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework. Microsoft has indicated that, although they will continue to support both technologies, future enhancement efforts will be directed toward the Entity Framework. As a result, people who built applications over LINQ to SQL are faced with the challenge of moving them over to the Entity Framework to take advantage of future enhancements. In this session, we will explore the similarity and differences between the two technologies to help identify times when you should and should not migrate existing code bases. We'll focus on the common pitfalls that developers need to be aware of when moving between the technologies. We'll also look at architectual options you can make to make migration less painful. Additionally, we'll look at some of the functionality scheduled to be included in future versions of the Entity Framework which may influence decisions on making migrations.

Speaker: Jim Wooley

Bio: Jim Wooley is a frequent speaker, member of the INETA Speaker Bureau, MVP, and author of "LINQ in Action". He is always striving to stay at the forefront of technology and enjoys the thrill of a new challenge. He has been active evangelizing LINQ since it's announcement in 2005. In addition, he attempts to pass on the insights he has gained by being active in the community, including organizing the Atlanta Code Camp, leading the Microsoft MS Pros and Atlanta VB Study Group and serving as INETA Membership Manager for the Georgia region. Jim has actively helped to guide Microsoft through Software Design Reviews with product teams and is an active Microsoft Data Programmer Insider and Visual Basic Insider. In addition to speaking at numerous user groups and code camps in 7 states, Jim has presented at product launch events, MSDN conferences, and TechEd.

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