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I spoke at VSLive Orlando 2018 last week and as promised here are the slides and code samples from my Non-Useless Unit Testing for Entity Framework Core & ASP.NET MVC Core talk. We all know that we should be writing unit tests for our applications.  But what do you do about that database…(Read More)


I spoke at VSLive Orlando 2018 last week and as promised here are the slides and code samples from my Entity Framework Core for Enterprise Applications talk. What do you do when your simple Entity Framework app isn’t so simple anymore?  The entity relationships are starting to get complex.  You’re getting worried about…(Read More)


Are you trying to deploy your Entity Framework Core migrations and you’re trying to deploy them WITHOUT having the source code?  Yah.  It’s hard to deploy EF Core migrations using just the DLLs in the published output of your .NET Core project, huh? If you’re deploying from a Team Foundation Server (TFS…(Read More)


I just wrapped up my “Get Good at DevOps: Feature Flag Deployments with ASP.NET & WebAPI” talk at VSLive San Diego 2018. As promised, here are the slides and the code from the talk.  (If you’re wondering, yes, I’ve upgraded the code to use .NET Core 2.1.) Get Good at DevOps…(Read More)


I spoke at Pluralsight Live 2018 at the end of August and I just realized that I hadn’t ever posted my slides. The talk was about how to restart a failed or floundering Agile/Scrum transformation by taking a step back and thinking about what you want as a leader and how you choose…(Read More)


A couple of months ago, I got inspired to really learn .NET Core and Visual Studio Code (VSCode).  But I didn’t just want to learn it from Windows — the real power of .NET Core is that’s cross-platform.  So what did I do?  I bought a MacBook Pro and made that my primary…(Read More)


As promised, here are the slides from my Real World Scrum with TFS2018 and Azure DevOps talk at VSLive Chicago 2018. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2018 & Azure DevOps (aka. Visual Studio Team Services) You’ve got Team Foundation Server 2018 or Azure DevOps and you’re looking to do Scrum.  Ok…(Read More)


I just wrapped up my talk at VSLive Chicago 2018 — “Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals”.  Thanks to all the attendees for the great questions. As promised, here are my slides and code samples. Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development (TDD…(Read More)


We’ve got a new version of .NET Core and a new version of Entity Framework Core (EF Core).  Unfortunately, EF Core 2.1 hasn’t made it any easier to deploy database migrations from DLLs rather than from the source code.  (sigh)  Deploying EF Core migrations from DLLs is a key feature for DevOps…(Read More)


If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with being able to deploy Entity Framework Core (EF Core) migrations from published (“dotnet publish”) DLLs instead of from the project code.  Why?  Because if you care about DevOps-y things like automated deployments — especially in Visual Studio Team Services…(Read More)