Lake County .NET Users' Group Helping the .NET developers of Lake County, Illinois 

Lake County .NET Users Group

We normally meet from 7-9 PM on the second Thursday of the month at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. November and December meetings are on different dates. The College of Lake County provides space for us in the Technology Building in room T326-328. Please register before each meeting.


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  1. LCNUG May 14 - Oracle, .NET and Visual Studio: Intro and Best Practices

    May 14, 2015 06:45 PM

    May 14, 2015 08:30 PM

    Location: College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois
    Room: T332
    On: Thursday, the 14th of May


    The first part of this session introduces Oracle Database support for .NET, including Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) and Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio. Step by step demos will show how to get started using these free products. We will also discuss the latest features including fully-managed ODP.NET, schema comparison tools, Oracle Database 12c multitenant container database support, NuGet packaging, and new features for Entity Framework.

    The second part of the session explores coding best practices for achieving faster .NET Oracle database access performance. We examine techniques for optimizing connection pooling, caching, data fetching and updating, statement batching, and Oracle data type usage. We show how to use Oracle tuning tools to tune adhoc SQL as well as tuning a running database application to get the best possible performance.

    Speaker Bio:

    Christian Shay is a product manager in the .NET technologies group at Oracle.  As a .NET and Oracle evangelist, he speaks to user groups, at Microsoft events and at Oracle Openworld events worldwide. Prior to this role, he was a software engineer at Oracle. He will be in the Chicago area in May for Microsoft Ignite, where Oracle will be represented on the show floor. Read his blog at