.NET Core Interactions with SQL Server

There are many programming languages available to the modern developer and there are even more options for connecting to the database. In this episode, we talk with Taurius Litvinavicius about his Manning course on connecting .NET Core to SQL Server. Sign up below to get a code for his liveVideo training course.

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00:27     Intro to the guest and topic
02:39     Why Taurius made a course on connecting to SQL Server
06:23     ADO.NET is a better choice than Entity Framework
09:28     Is .NET Core up to the job?
13:06     If you’re new, start with .NET Core 3.1
14:26     Don’t use third parties, as much as possible
16:46     Migrating from .NET Framework to .NET Core
18:04     A couple questions around query development
20:12     Why Taurius really likes using Visual Studio
21:43     If you want to learn a language, C# would be the most native option
23:53     .NET uses several languages, including PowerShell & final advice
27:01     SQL Family Questions
36:08     Compañero Shout-Outs
37:34     Closing Thoughts & Contact Info

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I like to use the basic stuff; that would be probably what you would call ADO.NET. You have everything laid out, you see your stored procedure, what parameters you put in, you have it all in one place.

Taurius Litvinavicius

Meet the Hosts

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Carlos Chacon

With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at databasehealth.com and provides training through SQL Trail events.

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Eugene Meidinger

Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.

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Kevin Feasel

Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.

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