15:00 - 16:00
Talk (60 min)
Stop using Entity Framework as a DTO provider!
Entity Framework is a great tool to retrieve your data from the database. However, it is also a bit complicated, and requires that you read a bit more than just the "Getting Started with EF" page. Unfortunately, this seems to be what most developers do.
At least I think that is why I keep seeing people using it to replicating the database structure in their code with DTO:s. This is not the way it was intended to be used. It was intended to persist and retrieve data for you C# object. Not just DTO:s.
And if one more person tells me "we used a micro-ORM for this project, since it does the same thing as EF but without the complexity", I will blow a gasket!
Why not join me, Chris Klug, for a look at how we can do better? In this talk, I will show you how we can use proper OOP and still use EF to persist and retrieve our objects.