Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman / USA

Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP

Julie Lerman is the leading independent authority on Microsoft’s ADO.NET Entity Framework and has been using and teaching the technology since its inception in 2006. Julie is the author of the highly acclaimed “Programming Entity Framework” book series from O’Reilly Media with recent editions on Code First and DbContext. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft Regional Directory and long-time Microsoft MVP.

Julie is frequent presenter at technical conferences large and small around the world, such as TechEd and DevIntersection. She also writes articles for many well-known technical publications, including the monthly Data Points column in MSDN Magazine. Julie keeps busy creating training videos for MSDN and Pluralsight.com.

Julie lives in Vermont where she has run the Vermont.NET User Group since 2002 and was a founding board member of the Vermont Software Developers Alliance.

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- / Hall B

Myriad languages, tools, paradigms and patterns that developers swear by tempt and tease us on a daily basis. Even if you have already made the tough choices as to which ones to focus on, how can you incorporate the effort mastering them while still performing the work that your day job requires? How do you stay relevant and productive and continue to elevate your career? Don’t panic! It is possible. Still going strong after three decades of coding, Julie Lerman will share tips and tricks that she uses to continuously evolve her tech skills and keep on top of her game as a coder and a coach as well as one of the top authors on Pluralsight.

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- / Hall C

Entity Framework half-heartedly supported DDD patterns. But the new-from-scratch EF Core has brought new hope for DDD practitioners to map your well-designed domain classes to a database, reducing the cases where a separate data model is needed. EF Core 2.1 is very DDD friendly, even supporting things like fully encapsulated collections, backing fields and the return of support for value objects. In this hands we'll review some well-designed aggregates and explore how far EF Core 2.1 goes to act as the data model between your domain classes and your data store.

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