by Adam Tuliper
There are many demos on the net for using the Entity Framework but few seem to address good architectural ways to use the Entity Framework in a layered application. In this talk we'll create a new Data Access Layer project and cleanly implement it in a web application with a well structured Visual Studio solution with multiple projects. We'll cover POCO entities, the Repository Pattern, Object Contexts/DbContext, querying, and usage in ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC applications. Note that this talk will be part entity framework and part architecture.
by Josef Diago
This session will explore the similarities of 2 popular web frameworks from 2 different platforms (ASP.NET MVC 3 and Ruby on Rails 3).
by Adam Tuliper
Security is an afterthought with most developers. A common problem is that most web applications can be easily hacked. This presentation explores the most common attacks on web applications, how they work to exploit your app, and most importantly, how to protect against them. Techniques such as Cross Site Scripting, SQL Injection, Session Hijacking, and Cross Site Request Forgery will be covered. ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET Model-View-Controller (MVC) will be covered, as both have pros and cons that will be explored. We will start with a 'broken' ie hacked - application and secure it throughout the presentation. Learn about the various tools, techniques, and libraries to help protect your applications!
by Pete Brown
The WCF Web API simplifies the process of creating RESTful services. ASP.NET MVC makes a great host for those services, and Silverlight a great client. During this code-heavy session, we'll create a simple MVC site with resources exposed through the WCF Web API. We'll then wire up a nice Silverlight client and learn how to put all the pieces together. There's a little something for everyone in this one with the majority of the time spent in WCF Web API and Silverlight 5.
This talk will explore the various models available to build applications in Entity Framework 4. We will cover the three major code generation styles in EF: database-first, model-first, and the newest, code-first. We'll look at how to use LINQ against EF, show the ease of MVC 3 integration with EF, and we'll wrap a WCF Data Service with OData around EF with a Silverlight client. This is a code-heavy session with minimal slides, and is very compelling if you’re building Line of Business or other data-centric applications.
18th February 2012