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Beantown .NET meeting on Thursday, 3/4/2010 – James Phillips, “POCO es mucho: WCF, EF, and Class Design”

Hi All —

Beantown .NET is going to be meeting this Thursday, 3/4/2010.  This month we have James Phillips presenting “POCO es mucho: WCF, EF, and Class Design”. 

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers – better yet, bring your boss. It is not required to RSVP for our meetings but if you know you’re coming, please RSVP by 3pm on the day of the meeting to help speed your way through building security and to give us an idea how much pizza to order. Click here to RSVP

Future meetings:

– April 1 – Benjamin Day, What’s New with Team Foundation Server 2010
– May 6 – TBA
– June 3 – TBA


When: Thursday, 3/4/10, 6p – 8p


Microsoft NERD

1 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA


Parking: Paid parking is available in 1 Memorial Drive. 

Title: POCO es mucho: WCF, EF, and Class Design

(- or – a little is a lot)


Since the release of WCF 3.5 and the capability of LINQ to SQL to support POCO (Plain Old CLR Object) there has been a real shortcoming in the Entity Framework since its first public outing. This short coming has made it difficult to fully realize the benefits of POCO in a multi-tiered architecture, especially ones that are based on a EF-WCF-Client model. With the advent of .NET 4.0 on the horizon and VS 2010 being tried out by the development community, we have finally seeing the unshackling of POCO with EF 4.0!

This presentation will show how POCO was treated pre-4.0 and how it can be used in the new .NET framework and more specifically the improvements of EF.


Jamie is a Senior Software Engineer with over 11 years experience in the Telecomm, e Commerce, Finance and Healthcare industries. He is passionate about his work with the .NET framework and is constantly looking for ways to expand and improve his knowledge. Aside from his passion and expertise in technology his natural ability to adapt to change has lead him to become a practicing SCRUM Master and evangelist.


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