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Oren Eini, Wizard of Open Source .Net

 Oren  Eini Oren Eini is an independent consultant based in Israel. His main focus is on architecture and best practices that promote quality software and zero-friction development.

Oren is the author of Rhino Mocks, one of the most popular mocking frameworks on the .NET platform, and is also a leading figure in other well known open source projects including the Castle project and NHibernate.

An internationally known presenter, Oren has spoken at conferences such as DevTeach, JAOO and Oredev, and is the author of the book "Building Domain Specific Languages with Boo", soon to be published by Manning.

Oren, using his pseudonym as Ayende Rahien, is a frequent blogger at http://www.ayende.com/Blog/. His hobbies include reading fantasy novels, reviewing code, and writing about himself in the third person.

Oren is also a Microsoft MVP, a fact that he tends to forget when writing a bio.

Presentation: "Object Relational Mapping += 2: More than just data <-> object"

Time: Wednesday 11:30 - 12:30

Location: Archauz

Abstract: Object relational mapping are becoming only more popular, as people developing complex systems find that they need more than the tabular model to work with in their applications. A sophisticated ORM can do a lot more than merely get the data out of the database in object form, it can be a valuable asset in simplifying development and making things possible. In this session, you will see how you can utilize an ORM in untraditional ways to get an additional, better, approach to solving complex issues. Some of those ways include business rules, localization, state transitions, inversion of control, etc. All done via the ORM layer, and all can be used to drasticly simplify the complexity of the given scenarios.

Workshop: "Interaction based testing with Rhino Mocks"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 12:00

Location: 421+423 Music Hall

Beyond the simplest scenarios, all objects had collaborators that they work with. This flies in the face of testing objects in isolation. This is the problem that mock objects were created to solve. In this talk you will learn what mock objects are, how to utilize them and best practices on when / how to utilize them. Rhino Mocks is a mock objects framework for .Net whose core goals are to let the developer rely on the compiler work well with refactoring tools.
Be sure to bring your laptop to this tutorial, if you want some hands-on experience! 

Keywords: mocking, architecture, maintainability, object relational mapping, nhibernate