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Tulsa TechFest 2012
Brian Sullivan, Senior Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Brian Sullivan is a senior consultant for
in Dallas. He got his start in programming maintaining legacy mainframe applications in COBOL at a large trucking company, but quickly realized he needed to find a more productive environment in order to stay sane. He jumped at the opportunity to help transition some of those COBOL applications to .NET, and he hasn't looked back since. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for about 7 years, and is interested in increasing the exposure of agile techniques and methodologies in the Microsoft developer community.
Brian Sullivan is the founder of the Shreveport .NET User Group and speaks frequently at local user groups and regional conferences. Brian is a Microsoft MVP in Data Platform Development and graduate of Harding University in Searcy, AR.
New Features in Entity Framework 5
Entity Framework 5.0 introduces some highly anticipated features, including Enums, SQL Server spatial data types, and table-valued functions, as well as across-the-board performance improvements. We'll take a look at each of these, as well as some other features in post-4.0 releases that you might not know about, such as validation and an improved change-tracking API.
What's New in ASP.NET MVC 4
ASP.NET MVC has come a long way from its initial release in 2009. Its feature set and maturity have grown by leaps and bounds with each release, and the new fourth version is no exception. In this presentation, we'll cover some of the new features, including the ASP.NET Web API, display modes, mobile enhancements, bundling and minification, and asynchronous controllers. You'll come away with an understanding of what the new framework version offers, and why you might want to upgrade your existing MVC apps to the latest and greatest.