geekSpeak Recording - Persistence Ignorance and Entity Framework 4 with Dane Morgridge

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Persistence ignorance is one of the biggest features missing in Entity Framework 1 and one of the most exciting features coming with Entity Framework 4. In this webcast, Dane Morgridge explains how to use plain old CLR object (POCO) classes to build applications that take advantage of the Entity Framework but carry no dependency on it, letting you build services more easily, which makes unit testing simpler and allows for greater separation of concerns without writing your own classes. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 contains T4 templates to generate the POCO classes so that you can use all the same tools when working with the Entity Framework. This geekSpeak is hosted by Glen Gordon and Dani Diaz. The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft.

Guest Presenter: Dane Morgridge, Senior Interactive Developer, Roska Direct

Dane Morgridge has been a developer for more than 9 years and has worked with Microsoft .NET and C# since the first public beta. His current passions are Entity Framework, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Microsoft Silverlight, and LINQ. Dane works mostly with C# but is also a big fan of whatever new technology he happens to come across. In addition to software development, he is the host of the Community Megaphone Podcast and also enjoys dabbling in graphic design, video special effects, and hockey. When not with his family he is usually learning some new technology or working on some side projects. He is currently working as the senior interactive developer at Roska Direct in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. Dane can be reached through is blog, http://geekswithblogs.net/danemorgridge or on Twitter @danemorgridge

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