London UG Meeting - LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework
I’m sure you’ve heard of LINQ, LINQ to SQL or Entity Framework, or you might have heard of over ORM solutions such as NHibernate. ORMS are all about being able to have a set of objects which developers can use with out having to worry about data access.
So what do these tools mean for the SQL Server Developer and DBA.
Mike Taulty has volunteered to do a couple of sessions on what LINQ is all about and what LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework mean to you as a database professional. Is it going to kick you out of a job or provide you more work ???
6pm – 6:30 News and open session
Simon will do a stint on whats going on in the world, betas, release candidates service packs, best practices, training etc. And then will open up the floor to any one that has something to say.
6:30pm – 7:30 Whats LINQ all about? And how does LINQ fit in with LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework Part 1
Mike will go through LINQ as programming feature and how it is used by Linq to SQL and the Entity Framework. He’ll also discuss what LINQ to SQL and the entity framework is.
7:30pm – 7:50 Beer and Pizza
7:50pm – 9pm Whats LINQ all about? And how does LINQ fit in with LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework Part 2
The discussion, demos and presentation will continue from part 1.