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Live Blog – Sri Lanka .Net Forum, January Meetup

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2014 takes off with 2 Great sessions at Sri Lanka .Net Forum January Meetup. More info on this event can be found here. 

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:17 pm

And with that note, we wind up the 1st MS .Net Forum Meetup session.

Refreshments are served out side, Everyone is welcomed to join.

We should get going as well. Good Night.

diGIT team signing off.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:15 pm

QnA session now. Some serious listeners were it seems. So many questions are being asked at the moment.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:12 pm

Jaliya asks a question and a free e-book is up for grab to the person who gives an answer.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:09 pm

High-level capabilities of the Entity Framework:

Works with a variety of database servers (including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2)
Includes a rich mapping engine that can handle real-world database schemas and works well with stored procedures
Provides integrated Visual Studio tools to visually create entity models and to auto-generate models from an existing database. New databases can be deployed from a model, which can also be hand-edited for full control
Provides a Code First experience to create entity models using code. Code First can map to an existing database or generate a database from the model.
Integrates well into all the .NET application programming models including ASP.NET, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and WCF Data Services (formerly ADO.NET Data Services)

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:04 pm

Jaliya is done with his demo it seems. We move on to the presentation by him.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20148:01 pm

These are some of the different ways on how we can use Entity Framework to access a relational database from our .NET application. There are some else too. – Jaliya

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:45 pm

Jaliya says he is rushing through the demo since we are running out of time.

He is manipulating databases according to his needs to make his work easier, he says.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:40 pm

Jaliyas’ presentation is going interestingly so far.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:30 pm

Jaliya directly jumps into showing us a demo.

The Entity Framework enables application developers to define domain models against which they can perform CRUD operations. Using Entity Framework we can eliminate most of the code we usually write for accessing data. – Jaliya

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:25 pm

Now we have Jaliya Udagedara (MCPD, MCSD) Software Engineer who will be talking on ‘Lap Around Entity Framework’.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:22 pm

And he sure was right about it. Chaminda concludes and says ‘it is better to have few unit tests than having nothing.’

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:19 pm

Chaminda is taking more time than which was allocated for him. Since we are coming short of time for the next presentation, Chaminda will be quick now.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20147:17 pm

Who knew faking stuffs and implementing on an empty scenarios in shim context was so easy? -Chaminda.

He sure knows how to mock.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:57 pm

Chaminda and his Demo is going on. Stay tuned with us for more info and for Live updates,

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:44 pm

Chamindas’ first 1/2 hour talks session is done. Now we are moving onto his demo session where he will be showing us how to perform such things he talks about.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:37 pm

Chaminda is about to speak on ‘Isolating Code Under Test with Microsoft Fakes’. What it does is it helps you isolate the code you are testing by replacing other parts of the application with stubs or shims. These are small pieces of code that are under the control of your tests. By isolating your code for testing, you know that if the test fails, the cause is there and not somewhere else. Stubs and shims also let you test your code even if other parts of your application are not working yet.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:33 pm

A unit test is a piece of code written by a developer that exercise a very small, specific area of functionality of the code being tested. – Chaminda

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:30 pm

Selenium is one of the platform where you find it hard to render you product or to test it properly. – Chaminda

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:28 pm

He also explains the importance of Unit testing and integration testing.

He is asking questions from the crowd and everyone here prefer not to answer it seems.

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:27 pm

Chaminda Chandrasekara is continuing the session which he stopped in the November meetup, which was on “Automating Deployment and Testing – VS & TFS”

From Press From Press Jan 2, 20146:21 pm

Hi, diGIT team Live from the 1st January Meetup for the year, which is Microsoft .Net Forum January Meetup.

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