#105 Jon Smith, Entity Framework Core 2.1 and Domain Driven Design

Summary
Jon Smith talks to me about Entity Framework Core 2.1, how to organize your EF code to meet the principles of domain driven design and his recent book on the topic.

Details
Who he is, what he does. Leaving tech and coming back. Differences between EF 6 and EF Core, no more db initializer or data validation (by default), better adding and updating, lazy loading, less bugs in Core 2. How to layout your models, DTO's, business logic, getters and setters, action methods and where to perform queries. Measuring performance and scalability of Entity Framework; Bryan rants about measuring performance yourself, Dapper vs EF, does performance always matter ; Entity Framework Extensions and Dapper Plus from ZZZ Projects. Unit testing, Ensure Created, how to test calls to stored procs with EF.

Links
Jon's site

Jon's recent article on this topic

Jon's book

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#104 Laura Elizabeth, Design Advice for Engineers

Summary
Laura Elizabeth explains how engineers can improve their design skills.

Details
Who she is, what she does. Why developers should care about design. Bryan's PowerPoint slides are better than they used to be. Where to start learning design, iterate your design. How do you know if the design is good, getting others to look at the site, making use of negative feedback. look at other sites for inspiration. Accessibility is important. Common problems in design. Knowing when the design is complete

Links
Laura's twitter

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