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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By : Joydip Kanjilal
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Entity Framework Tutorial (Update) - Second Edition

By: Joydip Kanjilal

Overview of this book

The ADO.NET Entity Framework from Microsoft is a new ADO.NET development framework that provides a level of abstraction for data access strategies and solves the impedance mismatch issues that exist between different data models This book explores Microsoft’s Entity Framework and explains how it can used to build enterprise level applications. It will also teach you how you can work with RESTful Services and Google’s Protocol Buffers with Entity Framework and WCF. You will explore how to use Entity Framework with ASP.NET Web API and also how to consume the data exposed by Entity Framework from client applications of varying types, i.e., ASP.NET MVC, WPF and Silverlight. You will familiarize yourself with the new features and improvements introduced in Entity Framework including enhanced POCO support, template-based code generation, tooling consolidation and connection resiliency. By the end of the book, you will be able to successfully extend the new functionalities of Entity framework into your project.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Entity Framework Tutorial Second Edition
About the Author
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Chapter 8. Working with WCF Data Services

ADO.NET Data Services, formerly known as Project Astoria, comprises a collection of patterns and libraries that can be used to expose an application's data as a service. This service can then be consumed by client applications using HTTP calls. You can use ADO.NET Data Services to isolate the Data Access Layer, and it exposes data via WCF services to discover, manipulate, and retrieve data in a corporate network. You can also use ADO.NET Data Services to expose data that is retrieved using the Entity Data Model as a service and then access this service using WCF service calls over the HTTP protocol.

WCF Data Services replaces ADO.NET Data Services with more added features. WCF Data Services (formerly known as ADO.NET Data Services) enables you to build RESTful services that leverage the Open Data Protocol (OData) to expose and consume data over the web or intranet.

In this chapter, we will examine the following points:

  • Understanding REST and RESTful...