Programming Entity Framework
Building Data Centric Apps with the ADO.NET Entity Framework
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: January 2009
Pages: 832

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.

  • Understand the core concepts you need to make the best use of the Entity Framework (EF) in your applications
  • Learn to query your data, using either LINQ to Entities or Entity SQL
  • Create Windows Forms, WPF, and ASP.NET applications
  • Build ASMX web services and WCF services
  • Use Object Services to work directly with your entity objects
  • Delve into model customization, relationship management, change tracking, data concurrency, and more

One important note: while many of the lessons from this book will continue to be valuable as you move to .NET 4, 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.

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    Comments about oreilly Programming Entity Framework:

    I love the book and the Entity Framework. The book describes everything in detail and despite the advanced subject matter it's easy to understand most of the advanced stuff there.

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    I'm a seasoned VB6/PHP/Green Screen developer who has floated around .NET but never gone beyond tinkering. Entity Framework (and LINQ and MVC) have convinced me that it's time to jump fully on the .NET wagon.

    I'm loving this book because while it assumes the reader knows how to write a program, it doesn't assume that the reader is a .NET programmer so it explains EF excellently and Visual Studio/.NET concepts succinctly without wasting the reader's time explaining what an integer is.

    The many pointers to web resources for further information are greatly appreciated and increase the book's value to someone, like me, coming to .NET rather late in the game without bogging down the book for seasoned .NET programmers.

    Finally, the author's use of a "brown field" application for the examples, complete with "legacy typos" and examples of how EF can free you of legacy design flaws while leaving the legacy intact show that the author has been in the trenches and writes real code, not demo-code, and has a great deal of wisdom beyond EF to share.

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    This books has been an excellent resource and I've enjoying reading and learning from it. It gives you a through explanation of the ins and outs of the entity framework and covers lots of different scenarios for using Entity Framework in your applications.

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    I've followed through all the examples in the first five chapters, and I am thoroughly impressed. The author explains everything in depth, and I really appreciate her light and entertaining writing style. I am really looking forward to the final few chapters to be ready.

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