The PASS Application Development VG is a developer community with free training and information for developers working with data.

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Welcome to the Application Development Virtual Group!
We are delighted to share expert teachings and knowledge with our community. Please join us! There is no cost to join. We offer free training at your fingertips.

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View past recordings to brush up on a skill or to learn new skills. Our presenters typically share their presentation content and code examples after the presentation. Presentations are demo heavy for our technical audience of mostly developers.  We welcome novice, expert and no-code developers.  We encourage you to get hands-on with the code examples and share your findings.

Upcoming Events

What’s new in Entity Framework Core 2.0?

Wed, Nov 29 2017 19:00 UTC

What's new in Entity Framework Core 2.0?

Entity Framework (EF) Core is the lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework, the popular Object/Relational Mapping (O/RM) framework for .NET. This talk will give a quick look at the new features for .NET Core 2.0. We will look at the new release, how to install it and show sample projects covering the following topics: Improved LINQ Translation, Owned Entities and Table Splitting, Global Query Filters, DbContext Pooling, String interpolation in raw SQL methods, Explicitly compiled queries, Self-contained entity configurations in code first


Chris Woodruff

Chris Woodruff (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has a degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering. Woody has been developing and architecting software solutions for over 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. He is a community leader, helping such events as GRDevNight, GRDevDay, West Michigan Day of .NET and CodeMash. He was also instrumental in bringing the popular Give Camp event to Western Michigan where technology professionals lend their time and development expertise to assist local non-profits. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including database design and open source. He has been a Microsoft MVP in Visual C#, Data Platform and SQL and was recognized in 2010 as one of the top 20 MVPs world-wide. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains

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