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Programming Entity Framework, Second Edition

Programming Entity Framework, Second Edition

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By Julia Lerman
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Your Hands-on Guide to Entity Framework 4

Get a thorough introduction to Microsoft's core framework for modeling and interacting with data in .NET applications. The second edition of this acclaimed guide provides a hands-on tour of the latest ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) version in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4. You'll learn how to use EF4 in a variety of applications, and gain a deep understanding of its architecture and APIs.

This ebook covers everything from the Entity Data Model and Object Services to WCF Services, MVC Apps, and unit testing -- and highlights important changes for experienced developers familiar with the earlier EF version.

* Understand the core concepts you need to make the best use of EF4 in your applications
* Learn to query your data, using either LINQ to Entities or Entity SQL
* Create Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET Web Forms, and ASP.NET MVC applications
* Build and consume WCF Services, WCF Data Services, and WCF RIA Services
* Use Object Services to work directly with your entity objects
* Create persistent ignorant entities, repositories, and write unit tests
* Delve into model customization, relationship management, change tracking, data concurrency, and more
* Get scores of reusable examples -- written in C# (with notes on Visual Basic syntax) -- that you can implement right away

About the Author

Julia Lerman is considered the foremost authority on Entity Framework. She is well known in the .NET community as a .NET Mentor, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and INETA Speaker. She's a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world and writes articles for several technical publications.

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