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Programming Entity Framework: Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

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    Highly recommended

    I highly recommend this book to programmers both basic and advanced who uses the Entity Framework.

    This book can be used as a learning book for someone who wants to learn about EF afresh or as a reference book for an advanced programmer. Even if you think you know everything to know about EF - you still want to read this book as it puts a better perspective on things you thought you know.

    The book starts with the basic of EF and explains the difference between database schema and business schema and how the normalized tables of a database done by the database administrator may not be the same as your domain objects - and how EF helps you to fix that gap.

    The book explains the Entity data model and the 2 way of querying it namely : LINQ to Entities and SQL Entity ( similar to T-SQL ). The later chapter covers both querying methods in detail. It also covers how to use the Stored Procedures with the EDM, data binding with Windows Forms and WPF application, EF object services like keep track of changes and relationship between objects, customizing entities, etc.

    In short the author does a good job of covering all the topics related to EF in a nice way. Highly recommended.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    Everything You Could Ever Want To Know About The Entity Framewor

    Everything You Could Ever Want To Know About The Entity Framework

    The Entity Framework has established it’s self as the ORM(Object Relational Manager) of choice for .NET framework. Any .NET developer who is using the Entity Framework for there development should pick up this book as it gives unprecedented insight into the proper usage of the Entity Framework and does a good job of explaining what’s going on under the hood.

    Julia Lerman provides insight as to the thought processes that went into developing the Entity Framework, why it was developed, and how it differs from the abandoned (and yet quite similar) LINQ2SQL. She shows good examples of leveraging the Entity Framework using LINQ, and LAMDBAs, as well as how to write more complex queries using the Entity SQL Query language.

    This book covers all aspects of the Entity Framework and is a great desk reference.

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