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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

Deal Groupie – Learning WP7 and ASP.NET MVC 3
Lately, I have been taking some time to learn some new technologies. For me, the best way to learn a new technology is to jump head first into a project: Daily deal websites such as GroupOn, LivingSocial, DealFind, etc. have really taken off over the last 6 months. With so many sites out there, my inbox was being flooded with emails from all these daily deal websites. This seemed like it might be a fun project, so I set out to build a daily deal aggregator. First, I built a Windows Phone 7 app. I ......

Posted On Sunday, May 8, 2011 3:39 PM

Calgary .NET User Group - What's New in NHibernate 3 (March 22)

James Kovacs will be presenting "What's New in NHibernate 3" in Calgary on March 22nd.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:15 AM

MS Web Camp is coming to Calgary on February 5th!

Web Camps are a free event where you can learn about building websites using ASP.NET MVC.  More info at

Register now as space is limitted:


Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2011 2:54 PM

Calgary .NET User Group - What's New in NHibernate 3 (Jan. 18)

James Kovacs will be presenting "What's New in NHibernate 3" in Calgary on January 18th. 

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Posted On Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:24 AM

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