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Meeting day change. We are going to experiment with the 2nd Tuesday of the month. There were several members who requested a meeting day change. We will give this a try. Fewer and fewer people have been signing up for pizza at the meeting. Many of use go to Granite City to continue the discussion and order there. fiver or more people need to request pizza for it to be ordered. Please indicate your preference when you register. You are welcome to bring your own snack or fast food.

What’s new in Entity Framework Core 2.0?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Networking begin at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM
Chris Woodruff

Cole Foundation Conference and Training Center
3213 Stellhorn Rd
Ft. Wayne IN 46815


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 (or Woody as he is commonly known as) has been developing and architecting software solutions for almost 20 years and has worked in many different platforms and tools. As a speaker and podcaster, Woody has spoken and discussed a variety of topics, including API design and open source. Woody is a Developer Advocate for JetBrains and evangelizes .NET, .NET Core and JetBrains' products in North America.

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