A clear, easy-to-follow guide to the Microsoft Entity Framework, with a full
exploration of Entity Framework features and best practices.
Microsoft Entity Framework 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.
KEY POINTSP Strong early demand through MEAP, Mannings Early Access ProgramP Full coverage of Entity Framework features like Mapping, Querying and
Persisting objectsP Rich in examples and tipsP Best practices in all environments including ASP.NET, WPF, and WCF