Back to Basics: ADO.NET

I will be presenting “Back to Basics: ADO.NET” on Jan 13th to the Baton Rouge .NET User Group. This will be a beginner topic and I’ll be assuming no ADO.NET experience. All code examples will be in C#. Here’s the description I sent in:

Microsoft says Entity Framework (EF) is “an object-relational mapper (or ORM) that eliminates the need for most of the data-access code that developers usually need to write”. This session will show the basics of data access that ORMs like EF tend to obscure. It will also show how to use ADO.NET to integrate with and augment EF when it falls short.

SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2014

First, SQL Saturday Baton Rouge 2014 has opened registration and placed the session list online. If you’re interested in development at all this is a must attend event. The sessions span all areas of development. The tracks include: .NET, Business Intelligence, Career Development, CIO/IT Manager, DBA, IT Pro, PowerShell, SharePoint, SQL Dev, and Web/Mobile dev. Please visit the website and sign up if you’re interested.

Secondly, I will be presenting “Testable WebForms with MVP”. This will be an intermediate topic and I’ll be assuming experience using ASP.NET WebForms and a basic understanding of unit testing. All code examples will be in C#. Here’s the description I sent in:

MVC is all the rage but what about all the code you already have written in ASP.NET WebForms? How can you make it maintainable and testable? In this session, I’ll show how you can make WebForms applications testable using Model-View-Presenter.

2012 Baton Rouge SQL Saturday & Tech Day

The information for this year’s Baton Rouge SQL Saturday & Tech Day came online this past week. It’s scheduled for August 4, 2012.

Free SQL Server, SharePoint and .NET training!  Chance to win great prizes!  What more could an IT Professional ask for?  If this sounds good to you, then don’t miss your opportunity to attend SQL Saturday #150 and TECH Day, the largest FREE training event in Louisiana dedicated exclusively to SQL Server, .NET, Development, SharePoint and Business Intelligence.   This is a COMMUNITY driven event!

For more information visit the official website at: http://sqlsaturday.com/150/eventhome.aspx