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Slides and Code from NYC (Winter) Code Camp 2011–(How to) Put your Code First with Entity Framework

Max Weber

I would like to thank everyone for attending my presentation this Saturday at the NYC (Winter) Code Camp! I really enjoyed the high level of interest and participation from the attendees. Unfortunately, we only had 75 minutes to talk about Entity Framework and EF Code First but thankfully we have the internet!
Thanks to all of the organizers at the NYC Code Camp for an excellent day of learning and networking! This year, it “sold out” in 27 hours! The speakers were excellent and the event was run very smoothly.
I have posted the slide deck (including the demo code) for your viewing pleasure.

EF Code First.pptx


Display NuGet Console Results in a new Window

I caught a pretty awesome tip over Twitter today.
One of the annoying things about using the “Package Manager Console” in NuGet is that you’re constantly scrolling up and down the list of results.  If you’re like me, and you keep your console in the lower panel in VS2010, it’s not exactly easy to see a whole lot at once.

You can, however, output the results from your NuGet commands into a popup window by piping it out to “Out-GridView”.
Execute the following command in the Package Manager Console:
List-Package –online | Out-GridView
This time, you’ll get your results in a nice pop-up window:

Multiple Commands?
Another weird thing I didn’t know, the following command is the equivalent to the one above in NuGet.
Get-Package –remote | Out-Gridview

What’s New in ASP.NET MVC 3

I did a tech talk (an internal presentation for Tallan) on 11/30 with the intent to do a quick demonstration of the new features of ASP.NET MVC3.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), there’s are just too many new features to cover in a 45 minute presentation.
I’m writing a series of blog posts to get a bit more in-depth on the new features of MVC 3.  I’m going to divide this topic into a number of posts to allow you to pick and choose what to learn about, and to attempt to keep your attention.  All of this in one blog post would be very lengthy and could get boring rather quickly.
In this post, I’ll keep it to a quick summary of the new features and a quick description of each.  We’ll get into more depth…