Why are DBA's so afraid of Entity Framework (and other ORMs for that matter)
In this session I'll look at just why so many DBA's have such a negative impression of the Entity Framework Object Relational Mapper that's at the heart of many microsoft application deployments these days.
We'll examine some of the commonly touted reasons that DBA's give for hating it, and the reasons why many developers defend it, and along the way we'll see that both sides of the argument have some merit in what's been said.
We'll finish the session off by showing that, it's really not as bad as most DBA's think, and when the developers take advantage of some of the deeper functionality available in the framework, there's actually a surprising amount of control to be had.
Along the way I'll show a typical Code First Database Mapping Project in Visual Studio and explain just exactly how things can be tuned and how it all fits together in a way that can be understood by developers and DBA's alike.
Peter is a veteran of the original UK back bedroom programming movement of the 1980's, in the 30+ years he's worked with I.T he's covered software and hardware, product development and deployment and systems architecture and administration. He's done a little bit of everything from solder level board electronics right through to virtual machines in the cloud. These days he runs and operates his own I.T consultancy firm in the picturesque rolling hills of semi-rural north Durham.