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Entity Framework 4 in Actionby Stefano Et Al. Mostarda
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Entity Framework 4 in Action is an example-rich tutorial for .NET developers with full coverage of EF 4 features. The book begins with a review of the core ideas behind the ORM model and shows through detailed examples and larger case studies how Entity Framework offers a smooth transition from a traditional ADO.NET approach. About the Technology
Entity Framework builds on the ADO.NET persistence model and the language features of LINQ to create a powerful persistence mechanism that bridges the gap between relational databases and object-oriented languages. About the Book
Entity Framework 4 in Action is an example-rich tutorial that helps .NET developers learn and master the subject. It begins by explaining object/relational mapping and then shows how you can easily transition to EF from ADO.NET. Through numerous focused examples and two larger case studies, the book unfolds the EF story in a clear, easy-to-follow style. Infrastructure and inner workings of EF are discussed when you need them to understand a particular feature.
This book is written for .NET developers. Knowledge of ADO.NET is helpful but not required.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book. What's Inside
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PART 1 REDEFINING YOUR DATA-ACCESS STRATEGY
PART 2 GETTING STARTED WITH ENTITY FRAMEWORK
PART 3 MASTERING ENTITY FRAMEWORK
Book News Annotation:
Intended for developers working within the .NET framework, this guide to Entity Framework 4 provides practical instruction based around real world examples to illustrate the convenience and powerful capabilities of this data object-relational mapping tool. Rather than providing a simple reference book, the authors cover progressively more complex topics by relating them to tutorial examples that mirror situations common to database intensive application development. The volume includes numerous illustrations and code examples and additional online resources are available. Mostrada, De Sanctis and Bochicchio are experienced Microsoft ASP.NET software developers. Distributed in the US and Canada by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Programming Data Access with the ADO.NET Entity Framework is a thorough introduction to Microsoft's new framework for building the data access layer of Windows and web applications. Written by Julia Lerman, the most recognized independent expert on the subject, the book covers not only such core framework components as the Entity Data Model (EDM) and the LINQ to Entities and Entity SQL query languages, but also shows how to put them to use in a variety of applications. Complete with scores of reusable examples, this practical guide is the book that developers need to master the next generation data access technology from Microsoft and put it to work.
If you use Entity Framework in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5, this is the book you want. Programming Entity Framework, 1st Edition offers experienced developers a thorough introduction to Microsoft's core framework for modeling and interacting with data in .NET applications. This hands-on tour provides a deep understanding of Entity Framework's architecture and APIs, and explains how to use the framework in a variety of applications built with Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5.
From the Entity Data Model (EDM) and Object Services to EntityClient and the Metadata Workspace, this highly acclaimed first edition covers it all.
One important note: while many of the lessons from this book will continue to be valuable as you move to .NET 4.0, the thoroughly revised second edition of Programming Entity Framework (August 2010) specifically targets Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 — where there have been many advancements and additions to the framework.
Entity Framework 4 in Action is an introduction to the Entity Framework for developers working in .NET who possess a working knowledge of ADO.NET. Beginning with a review of the core ideas behind the objectrelational management (ORM) model, it outlines how Entity Framework offers a smooth transition from a traditional ADO.NET approach. Featuring numerous examples and in-depth case studies, the book explores the Entity Framework story in clear, easy-to-follow detail. The infrastructure and inner workings are highlighted as needed and where they relate to particular features.
This book clearly explains what Entity Framework can do for the reader, without getting sidetracked in the theoretical details of implementation. It is an ideal resource for the developer who needs to implement a solution using Microsoft technologies and has made the decision to use the Entity Framework.
About the Author
Stefano Mostarda is an ASP.NET MVP since January 2007 and a regular contributor to the largest Italian ASP.NET Community, ASPItalia.com. He has been working with the Entity Framework from its earliest betas and actively uses it to develop business applications.
Marco De Sanctis has been designing and developing enterprise applications in distributed scenarios for the last seven years. He currently works as a senior software engineer for one of the biggest Italian companies on the IT market; during his spare time, he's a content manager at ASPItalia.com.
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