Pro LINQ Object Relational Mapping in C# 2008 / Edition 1

Pro LINQ Object Relational Mapping in C# 2008 / Edition 1

by Vijay P. Mehta
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ISBN-10:
1590599659
ISBN-13:
9781590599655
Pub. Date:
07/06/2008
Publisher:
Apress

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Pro LINQ Object Relational Mapping in C# 2008 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I¿ve really gotten a lot out of this book. Vijay Mehta does an excellent job of encompassing both ORM and LINQ topics important to professional software development into one affordable text. He opens with an overview of Object Relational Mapping 'ORM', and the criteria he uses when evaluating ORM solutions, including a quick synopsis of how LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework rate against his criteria. This provides a solid basis for understanding where he is coming from throughout the remainder of the book, and a perfect jumping off point for Vijay¿s deeper examination of LINQ to SQL and the Entity Framework. For someone who is already familiar with ORM concepts and patterns, you may want to skip the first two chapters, but you¿ll also be missing out on the perspective Vijay brings to the remainder of the text. Although there are several syntax errors in the sample code of the first couple chapters, these were minor and didn¿t detract at all from the actual ORM, LINQ to SQL or EF topics. Additionally, I was pleased to see that the author has made much of the source code from the text available as a download from the Apress website, which makes experimenting all that much easier. All in all, I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for both an introduction and an in-depth professional analysis of ORM as it relates to LINQ to SQL or the Entity Framework.