Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook

By Devlin Liles , Tim Rayburn
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  1. Improving Entity Framework in the Real World

About this book

Entity Framework 4.1 allows us to dive into the world of data access without having to write SQL statements. With the power to shape data access by your object model comes questions and this book holds the answers.

Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook holds many examples to help guide you through tough technical decisions and avoid technical landmines. The book will guide you from just using Entity Framework to enhancing the data access wizard.

This book starts with examples that require some familiarity of object relational mappers, and then moves on to more advanced tasks. You will be guided through complex mapping scenarios, query definition, reusability, integration with other technologies, and architectural management. The approach is step-by-step and test driven so that it is focused as much as possible on solving problems and getting the most out of the time spent working through the book.

Entity Framework 4.1: Expert's Cookbook is a must have for any .NET developer who uses Entity Framework, and wants better, cleaner, and more maintainable code.

Publication date:
March 2012

About the Authors

  • Devlin Liles

    Devlin Liles is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises and a Data Platform Development MVP. Devlin has been writing software since he first crashed a DOS box back in 1989, and still loves pushing the envelope. Devlin has worked on all sizes of projects from enterprise wide inventory systems, to single install scheduling applications. He is a regular national presenter at user groups, conferences, and corporate events, speaking on data access practices, techniques, and architecture. He is an active community leader, and helps put on several conferences in Dallas and Houston. Devlin works for Improving Enterprises, a Dallas-based company that has been awesome enough to support him in chasing his dreams, and writing awesome code.

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  • Tim Rayburn

    Tim Rayburn is a Principal Consultant with Improving Enterprises, and a Microsoft MVP for Connected Systems Development. He has worked with Microsoft technologies for over 13 years, and is the Founder of the Dallas/Fort Worth Connected Systems User Group, the organizer of the Dallas TechFest, and blogger at TimRayburn.net. When he’s not pursuing the ever moving technology curve, he is an avid gamer, from consoles to table-top RPGs.

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