Declarative ProgrammingUsing the Entity Framework and MVC 4Jean-François Bilodeaujf@ctesolutions.com
What is Declarative Programming?• Build upon basic rules and patterns• Declare your logic instead of describing it• Let frameworks do the heavy lifting
●Why Declarative Programming?● Minimize duplication of effort (DRY)● Create cleaner solutions● Get the work done faster● Minimize errors● Easier to fix and maintain
Examples• Entity Framework• ASP.NET MVC• MEL• Form designers
Integrating in the Lifecycle• Natural integration with agile method• Works with traditional waterfall
Caveats• Does not turn non-developers into developers• Lose ownership of the logic and processing• Assume testing is unnecessary• Do not reinvent the wheel• May not suit every scenario
Demonstration• How to get an application up-and-running quickly...
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