Entity framework is one of the most popular ORMs in software development, but it does not yet have a great reputation among SQL Server database professionals, especially those responsible for server performance. This collection of modules will identify some of the most common "real world" code smells and anti-patterns that keep EF-based applications from reaching optimal performance from the perspective of the SQL Server database. Many of these concepts could also apply to other relational data sources that Entity Framework is compatible with.
Currently an IT leader in Denver Colorado's financial sector Russ has focused on
database development, modelling, administration, and BI since 1997 across the Microsoft
stack. Russ is a passionate trainer and SQL community volunteer presenting regularly
at PASS SQL Saturday events and local user groups around the US.