Fall conferences: DevIntersection and OreDev

Finally the spring conference season is behind me. Yes, it lasted until July 13th! (I don’t like to leave Vermont in the summer so I lumped the last bunch of commitments – DDDSummit, TechEd North America, TechEd Europe and CodeStock) into my “spring travel” plans.

The next conferences I’ll be speaking at are in the late fall.




October 27-31 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

DevIntersection is 5 conferences in one: Visual Studio, SQL, ASP.NET, Sharepoint and WIndows Azure

It is also co-located with the <anglebrackets> conference (http://anglebrackets.org/)

You can use my last name (LERMAN) for a discount when registering. Each speaker has a discount code and we are in *competition* for who gets the most registrations using their code. And yes of course, the winner is rewarded – Vegas style! 🙂 So consider the gauntlet thrown. 🙂

I’ll be presenting 3 talks:

VS17: A Practical Look at Entity Framework in Domain Driven Architecture

Considering how your data will get persisted is not a concern with Domain Driven Design (DDD), but at some point you will have to persist your data somewhere, somehow. This session is for developers who use Entity Framework and want to know how some of the key DDD concepts such as aggregate roots, bounded contexts and value objects work out when it’s time to add in your data layer. We’ll talk about some of the struggles you may go through trying to change your perspective from data first to domain first from someone who has experienced this brain shift first hand.

VS15: Entity Framework 6 – Ninja Edition

Entity Framework 6, the first iteration of EF as an open-source project, is no longer just a pretty little unicorn. EF6 addresses many of the productivity issues that developers have requested to really make it shine as an ORM. While there are a number of new features that will be core to any EF development – such as async support, stored procedure support for code first, improved warm-up time – many of the new features are for developers who fall in the "ninja" category. In this session we’ll run through many of these features like the return of custom code first conventions, query interception and SQL logging, connection resiliency, transaction improvements and more.

VS18: Entity Framework in the Enterprise

Demoware is great for getting your head around a new topic but we’ve been seeing Entity Framework demoware for 5 years now. You’re probably not writing an application to manage your music collection or composing yet another Twitter client. You build big applications for your businesses and you need to know how to integrate Entity Framework in serious architectures. In this session, we’ll look at breaking up your models following the Domain Driven Design Bounded Context pattern, designing repositories and units of work that are relevant to EF DbContext and DbSets. You’ll also see how to build automated tests around code that involves Entity Framework, whether they be integration tests or strictly unit tests where Entity Framework seems to get in the way.


Øredev 2013


November 4-8

Malmo, Sweden

I’ll be presenting one session:

Entity Framework in Core-Business Applications that Leverage DDD

In this session we’ll look at breaking up your domain-models following the Domain Driven Design Bounded-Context pattern, splitting and defining entities and aggregates properly in the different domain models and implementing repositories and units of work that are relevant to EF DbContext and DbSets, in the data persistence infrastructure layer.

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3 thoughts on “Fall conferences: DevIntersection and OreDev

  1. Hi, Julie. I recently bought your ebook. I’m a complete code first convert.

    I sent you this question recently – maybe you didn’t get it.

    When I have an implied manytomany (company/Contacts) where EF auto generates a CompanyContacts table with just the ids from each – how can I model tertiary data related to this m/m relationship – like a third field IsPrimaryRelationship – a field I would include in the join table if it was manually done?

    Big issue for me – need to distinguish levels of relationship in these auto generated relationships.



  2. Sorry if I missed an email. Many to many only works with FKs. If you need additional fields you must create a join entity and deal with those navigations. No magical many to many. Sorry

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