12/2/2014 -

Entity Framework Misconceptions

Entity Framework

A few months ago I did a presentation on Entity Framework optimization at SQL Saturday Albany. It was my first real experience with technical presentations and an interesting learning experience on several levels.

I learned two important lessons:
ORMs are a very polarizing topic that, like religion and politics, should not be discussed in polite company. More importantly, presenting in front of a large group results in an automatic -50 to Technical ability. I live and breathe technology and somehow suddenly couldn’t operate PowerPoint competently. When giving technical talks there is nothing so simple that you don’t need to practice.