Entity Framework Migrations for Large Teams

Get up to speed on the tools and disciplines you need to maintain a database for your Entity Framework application. This course was designed for your whole team to watch over an extended lunch hour.
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Rating
(22)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 16, 2016
Duration
1h 51m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(22)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
August 16, 2016
Duration
1h 51m
Description

Entity Framework (EF) is the preferred mechanism for accessing a SQL database in an enterprise application. EF migrations keep the schema of the database in sync with the application. But when teams use EF migrations collaboratively, some challenges emerge. In this course, Entity Framework Migrations for Large Teams, you'll Learn how to use EF Migrations with Git and TFS source control. First, you'll learn to use Entity Framework Migrations with Git or TFS version control. Next, you'll learn to manage simple and complex database changes. Finally, you'll learn how to discover and resolve migration issues. By the end of this course you'll learn all of the techniques required in order to work better together with your team.

About the author
About the author

Mathematician and software developer, Michael L Perry applies formal proof to creating reliable software. He has developed a method starting from the works of the greats (Meyer, Rumbaugh, Knuth), and embodied it in his open-source frameworks (Update Controls and Correspondence).

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Transcript
Transcript

So, you’re on a team, working on an enterprise application, and y’all are using Entity Framework in order to access your database. Great!

And, hey, in order to update your database, why not use Entity Framework Migrations? Good choice!

But, wait a minute! What if somebody else checks in ahead of me? What if I need to make a complex change to the database? What if I check in a bad migration?! Oh no! What if it breaks in production?!!

Relax. I’ve been there. I’ve got your back.

I and my team have used Entity Framework Migrations to ship real enterprise software all the way to production. We’ve combed the Internet to find the best advice, and now we’ve packaged it up for you.

In this course you’ll:

  • Use Entity Framework Migrations with Git or TFS version control.
  • You’ll manage simple and complex database changes.
  • And you’ll quickly discover and resolve migrations issues.

These are the techniques that my team have discovered in order to work better together. So, go ahead and get your whole team together, and let’s practice building Entity Framework Migrations for Large Teams. On Pluralsight.