Programming Entity Framework, Paperback Book


Get a thorough introduction to ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 -- 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 framework latest version in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.

Not only will you learn how to use EF4 in a variety of applications, you'll also gain a deep understanding of its architecture and APIs.

Written by Julia Lerman, the leading independent authority on the framework, Programming Entity Framework covers it all -- from the Entity Data Model and Object Services to WCF Services, MVC Apps, and unit testing.

This book highlights important changes for experienced developers familiar with the earlier version. * Understand the core concepts you need to make the best use of the 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


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