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Rob Vettor, Developer Consultant, Microsoft

Rob Vettor, Developer Consultant, Microsoft

Rob Vettor is a Developer Consultant with Microsoft, helping Microsoft Enterprise customers write better software. Rob focuses on application architectural guidance and Microsoft web and data technologies, including ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, SQL Server and the new WebAPI. An INETA Regional Speaker, user group leader and former 3-time C# MVP, Rob is a frequent presenter at regional technical conferences and has built systems for a number of corporations, including Avanade, Raytheon, American Express and Jack Henry and Associates. Rob is currently co-authoring the upcoming Entity Framework 6.0 Recipes book from Apress. Rob lives in Dallas, TX, with his wife, twin sons and two dogs. You can contact Rob at robvet@microsoft.com.

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Getting Started with the ASP.NET Web API...

The ASP.NET Web API is a new framework designed to greatly simplify web service architecture.

Come get a 360-degree overview of how to build flexible, extensible web services that can reach any client that supports HTTP, from desktops to tablets to smart phones.

In this session, we'll...

* Demonstrate how WebAPI exposes a first-class HTTP programming model, symmetrically supported on both client and server

* Show how you can easily create web services that implement the uniform interface of HTTP resources without the configuration tedium that burdens WCF

* Learn how you can support a wide range of data interchange formats, including JSON and XML

* Highlight how WebAPI leverages your existing ASP.NET MVC skills to greatly increase your productivity

* Fly over many of the WebAPI features, including validation, parameter binding, action filters and content negotiation

You'll walk-away with a clear understanding of how you can leverage the WebAPI to deliver powerful, scalable software services to your customers and end-users.
Oct 11th - 9:00 AM
Oct 11th

Getting Started with Entity Framework

While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data upon which they depend is not. Often, binding these two platforms together can result in significant amounts of lost productivity and a less than optimal solution.

Come see how you can resolve this recurring theme with the ADO.NET Entity Framework.

In this workshop, we'll...

* Explore the Entity Framework, its components and show how it works
* Drill deep into the 3 different design approaches to implementing it into your application
* Practice building and manipulating entity data models, with a focus on mapping and relationships
* Work through a variety of code examples that show how to interact with the model
* Show how the Entity Framework automatically tracks data changes and generates updates
* Discuss some of the advanced features, including security, performance, tooling, concurrency and stored procedure mapping

You'll walk-away with a clear understanding of the Entity Framework and how you can leverage it to significantly reduce your development cycle.
Oct 11th - 10:30 AM
Oct 11th

Architect's Roundtable

Speakers: John Mason, Rob Vettor

Come get a seat at the table!?Get your questions answers - Best Practices, Industry Trends, Lessons Learned and whatever else you want to discuss!
Oct 11th - 3:00 PM
Oct 11th
 
 

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